Product certification
Product certification or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests, and meets qualification criteria stipulated...
Sustainable products
Sustainable products are those products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment over their whole life cycle, from the extraction of raw ...
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SGS S.A.
SGS S.A. (formerly Société Générale de Surveillance) is a multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. It has...
Priority product
In waste management and extended producer responsibility, a priority product is a product that can create a high level of environmental harm.The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines i...
NEMKO
Norges Elektriske Materiellkontroll (NEMKO) is a Norwegian private organization that supervises safety testing for electrical equipment manufacturing.The Nemko Group offers testing, inspection and cer...
Fairtrade certification
Fairtrade certification is a product certification system claiming that products with its brand meet certain environmental, labour, and developmental standards. Overseen by a standard-setting body, Fa...
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Clerk of works
The clerk of works (or clerk of the works), often abbreviated CoW, is employed by an architect or a client on a construction site. The role is primarily to represent the interests of the client in reg...
Listing and approval use and compliance
Listing and approval use and compliance is the activity of adhering to specific testing requirements designed to establish minimum performance for the installation or use of safety-related products an...
Green brands
Green brands are those brands that consumers associate with environmental conservation and sustainable business practices. Such brands appeal to consumers who are becoming more aware of the need to p...
Sustainability marketing myopia
Sustainability marketing myopia is a term used in sustainability marketing referring to a distortion stemming from the overlooking of socio-environmental attributes of a sustainable product or service...
Low flush toilet
A low-flow toilet is a flush toilet that uses significantly less water than a full-flush toilet. Low-flow toilets use 6 liters (1.6 gallons) or less per flush as opposed to 13.2 liters (about 3.5 gall...
Used good
A second-hand or used good is one that is being purchased by or otherwise transferred to a second or later end user. A used good can also simply mean it is no longer in the same condition as it was wh...
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ECOCERT
ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification org...
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Environmental certification
Environmental certification is a form of environmental regulation and development where a company can voluntarily choose to comply with predefined processes or objectives set forth by the certificatio...
UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming. The UTZ Certified label is featured on more than 10,000 different product packages in over 116 countries. As of 2014, UTZ Certified is t...
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Green Gifting
Green gifting is an emerging trend that results in a lower environmental impact as well as a lower impact on personal budgets from the gift giving process. It began with the idea of recycling the pac...
Energy Star
Energy Star (trademarked ENERGY STAR) is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States. It was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agenc...
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Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA's mission is to promote ethical consumerism, promot...
Woodchips
Woodchips are a medium-sized solid material made by cutting, or chipping, larger pieces of wood.Woodchips may be used as a biomass solid fuel and are raw material for producing wood pulp. They may als...
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Minimum energy performance standard
MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) is a specification containing a number of performance requirements for an energy-using device, and that effectively limits the maximum amount of energy that ...
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Nondestructive testing
Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causin...
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Cob (material)
Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material typically straw and sometimes lime. The contents of subsoil naturally varie...
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Certified wood
Certified wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests – as defined by a particular standard. With third-party forest certification, an independent organization develops standards of ...
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Organic certification
Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, ...
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Permeable paving
Permeable paving is a range of sustainable materials and techniques for permeable pavements with a base and subbase that allow the movement of stormwater through the surface. In addition to reducing r...
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Hanging garden (cultivation)
A hanging garden is a Sustainable landscape architecture, an artistic garden or a small urban farm: attached to or built on a wall. They mainly found in areas where land is scarcity or where the farme...
Product stewardship
Product stewardship is where environmental, health, and safety protection centers on the product itself, and everyone involved in the lifespan of the product is called upon to take up responsibility t...
Sustainability brand
Sustainability brands are products and services that are branded to signify a special added value in terms of environmental and social benefits to the customer and thus enable the differentiation from...
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