PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


CSI Introduces ‘GreenFormat’

Monday, December 15, 2008

Comment | More

The Construction Specifications Institute formally introduced GreenFormat™ (www.greenformat.com) at the U.S. Green Building Council’s recent Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Boston. CSI demonstrated the web-based database of green-product information and reported interest among manufacturers, designers, and specifiers and other construction professionals who make product choices in construction.

 

GreenFormat is a new CSI format that provides a standardized framework for identifying the sustainable properties of building products. The free, web-based search tool offers an unbiased approach to evaluating green-product information, and is organized by MasterFormat divisions, the institute said.


The requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ are among the standards referenced within GreenFormat’s search capabilities. GreenFormat was developed in collaboration with CSI member specifiers, product manufacturers, BuildingGreen Inc., and the Charles Pankow Foundation.

 

CSI is offering manufacturers a free one-year subscription of product listings on GreenFormat for a limited time.To enter products into the database, building-product manufacturers complete an online questionnaire that collects sustainable information about their products. Sustainability claims are verified by relating questions to compliance with standards and certifications. Information is then displayed in a standardized manner; product listings are organized by MasterFormat divisions in a spec-friendly layout.

 

The format's categories focus on topics that are important to design and product selection decisions, CSI said.

 

“We developed GreenFormat to address the need for consistently and concisely structured information about product sustainability, to help those searching for the right product,” said Roger Grant, CSI director, technical services and development. “As we strive to refine the database and its functionality we ask for comments and feedback from the industry.”

 

More information and free listings are available on the website located at www.greenformat.com. Questions can be submitted by sending e-mail messages to greenformat@csinet.org.

   

Tagged categories: Green building; GreenFormat; Sustainability

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

NLB Corporation
Rotating water jets increase coverage

NLB lance has rotating water jets (40,000 psi), widening the spray pattern to cover more area. Features air-driven swivel with dual triggers to enhance safety.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


Greener Blast Technologies
Reinventing the Blasting Industry

Greener Blast Technology, Inc. manufactures the most effective slurry blasting system available on the market to date.


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
Enhanced Durability
Faster Shop Throughput


Carboline Company
Carboline Company
www.carboline.com

Coatings Done Right™
For over sixty years, Carboline has been considered the standard of superior high-performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products.


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com