Origin Connects with CRI, GreenCircle Certified & MAS
All connected certifications will be freely accessible on the Origin material data hub
Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), GreenCircle Certified & MAS, LLC are committed to providing the greatest value to their Manufacturer clients and are continuously seeking ways to celebrate their clients’ product sustainability achievements in the industry. By making key certifications such as: CRI Green Label Plus, GreenCircle Certified Energy Savings & Multi-Attribute (and several other products and manufacturing specific claims), and MAS Certified Green accessible on the Origin Hub, greater visibility and ROI is created for sustainable product certifications. Currently sustainability certifications are not easily searchable for specifiers and building industry professionals, as they are fragmented across various platforms. As a result of this industry collaboration, manufacturers with certifications from CRI Green Label Plus, GreenCircle Certified and/or MAS Certified Green will have their certifications directly integrated on Origin. These Manufacturers will be able to connect their certifications to their materials, and (critically) receive updates when certifications change or are renewed. Thru connected data, Manufacturers will reduce management efforts while increasing the visibility of their materials and certifications throughout the international building industry.
GIGA continues to support mindful MATERIALS (mM), leveraging the Origin Hub to power the mM Library. Via Origin, all Manufacturers will gain direct access to submit their materials to the mindful MATERIALS Library. The partnership aim is to more effectively communicate product transparency and to create a more effective pathway for Manufacturers to generate ROI for their certified products.
We are excited to add these three new certification bodies to our growing list of data partners. We are integrating with partners that our manufacturers indicate are most relevant for their customers and their growing businesses. These partnerships are continuous steps forward in providing the industry with a central material data hub.
Rebecca Best, GIGA | VP Marketing
GreenCircle Certified is proud to be partnering with GIGA on their mission to connect the A&D community to comprehensive product sustainability data. GreenCircle is excited to be integrating our third-party verified certifications to support transparency in the marketplace.
Tad Radzinski, GreenCircle Certified | Certification Officer
About Carpet & Rug Institute
CRI is the leading industry source for science-based information and insight on how carpet and rugs create a better environment - for living, working, learning and healing. CRI's mission is to serve the carpet industry and public by providing facts that help people make informed choices. Its best practices promote a balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility for the long term. CRI does this for its industry, yet it strives to be a model corporate citizen for all industries. For more information: Paul Tucker email@example.com
About GreenCircle Certified
GreenCircle is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified. GreenCircle is ISO 17065 compliant, following industry requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services, and is recognized by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International Living Future Institute as a valid third-party certification entity. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence. For more information: AshLee@GreenCircleCertified.com
About MAS Certified Green
The MAS Certified Green® program integrates the rigorous product testing requirements of the CDPH Standard Method V1.1, the BIFMAM7.1 Test Method and Formaldehyde emission testing requirements of the Cal EPA – ARB with the conservative chemical emission limits referenced by the USGBC LEED, CHPS and CARB organizations. The MAS Certified Green® program is ISO/TEC 17025 and 17065 compliant and recognized by LEED, CDPH,BIFMA and CHPS. For futher information, please visit http://www.MasCertifiedGreen.com.
GIGA is an independent third party that combines the development of building standards with cloud software. GIGA's platform, Origin Data Hub, provides free access to transparent, connected data to support performance-driven, regenerative buildings. Origin integrates with certification bodies, 3rd party databases and auditors, allowing Manufacturers to manage product information in a single location, while making all data easily accessible to Architects, Designers and Specifiers.
For more information: Rebecca Best firstname.lastname@example.org
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