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UL Launches Wellness Certification for Products

MARIETTA, Ga., November 2, 2017 – With the global rise of obesity, disease, inactivity, asthma and depression, the critical importance of wellness is coming into focus. At a time when people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors, architects, designers, construction and business communities alike are taking a second look at the indoor environments where we live, work and play to evaluate how these environments impact human health and wellness. [...]

Just Launched – Wellness Certification Program for Products

In an effort to continue providing programs to aid architects and designers in the facilitation of healthier products for their green building projects, UL Environment has launched a Wellness Certification program for products designed to help demonstrate a product’s contribution to requirements in the WELL Building Standard. The Wellness Certification can apply to products such as furniture, interior paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, insulation and lighting. UL’s Wellness Certification requires each product to meet the applicable requirements listed in the WELL Building Standard, and can evaluate additional criteria as requested. [...]