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03/07/2013

10 Facts about Green Standard GS-51

 
Green standards often come with assorted rules, regulations, and key points.  Here are some involving GS-51

GS-51 is a new standard designed to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products used in institutional and industrial settings.

This standard covers more than 20 product categories for conventional laundry and dry cleaning, including detergents, prewash products, spot removers, laundry additives, fabric care products, and more.
 
According to Linda Chipperfield, vice president of marketing and communications for Green Seal, GS-51 represents a comprehensive benchmark for sustainable laundry care products.

"It also provides manufacturers [with] the opportunity to be recognized as leaders in the industry," says Chipperfield, "and allows purchasers to identify safer, environmentally preferable laundry products."

Like all Green Seal standards, GS-51 sets clear sustainability criteria based on strict scientific definitions.

In order to educate facilities managers, laundry service providers, and the public about the new standard, Green Seal is releasing the following Top Ten Facts about GS-51. The standard: 

1.  Covers a wide variety of laundry care products

2.  Includes performance requirements to ensure that products meet consumer expectations
 
3.  Requires that detergents and softeners be concentrated to reduce packaging and transport needs and to minimize greenhouse gas emissions

4.  Prohibits ingredients that are known carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, and other health hazards

5.  Lessens the risk that product users will inhale volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and asthmagens

6.  Helps protect product users from damage to skin or eyes

7.  Requires that products be nontoxic to human and aquatic life and contain biodegradable ingredients

8.  Requires that product packaging be reduced and made from recyclable materials with postconsumer content; or be refillable/returnable

9.  Mandates ingredient disclosure, including fragrance components, to promote transparency

10.  Requires that producers provide product users with training instruction regarding proper dilution and dosing

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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