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Joey asks:

I have a customer looking for Ecologo certification for Cellulose insulation. Can you please provide me with either testing or a certificate?

Answer:

Cellulose Insulation Evironmental Product Declaration

ECOLOGO is an Underwriters Laboratories program documenting the environmental impact (or lack thereof!) of products and services. According to UL:

ECOLOGO Certifications are voluntary, multi-attribute, life cycle-based environmental certifications that indicate a product has undergone rigorous scientific testing and exhaustive auditing to prove its compliance with stringent, third-party environmental standards.

It’s essentially a UL proprietary environmental product declaration. It is UL’s version of the Sustainable Minds Transparency Report program that developed the CIMA/CIMAC North American EPD. SM Transparency Reports are accessible to the public via the SM Transparency Catalog www.transparencycatalog.com.  I don’t know whether it is by UL choice or by the collective decision of various building materials manufacturers, but there is no ECOLABEL certification for insulation products. Building & Construction product categories with ECOLABEL certificates are:

Can-Cell Industries, along with 12 other North American cellulose insulation manufacturers, is an insulation producer included in the CIMA/CIMAC North American Industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration for Cellulose Insulation.  Interestingly, NSF, whose sustainability assessments for carpet and other floor coverings have apparently been incorporated into the UL ECOLABEL program, is the independent third party that assessed and confirmed the validity of the CIMA/CIMAC EPD.

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