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New UL SPOT includes enhanced search features, collaborative virtual workspaces and our new BIM Tools

UL is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of SPOT, the world’s largest credible resource for product sustainability information, at NeoCon in June. At booth # 7-2139A, you can see a demo of the newly enhanced SPOT application and learn about innovative features including: My Projects feature, which helps create custom project boards and connects design team members in a virtual workspace; Enhanced search functionality through tags, bookmarks and saved searches. BIM users can see a demo of UL’s free SPOT add-ins for Revit, Sketchup and AutoCAD that help streamline the product selection process for sustainable design. [...]

UL and USGBC Announce Strategic Collaboration to Help Architects and Designers Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4 Requirements

MARIETTA, Ga., February 1, 2018– UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced a collaboration with the U.S. [...]

UL Announces Launch of SPOT Add-in for REVIT®, a Digital Tool for Architects and Designers to Work Efficiently in BIM

MARIETTA, Ga., November 8, 2017– UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced the launch of SPOT add-in for REVIT®. This free tool gives AutoDesk® Revit® users the ability to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. [...]

VARIDESK Standing Desk Receives First BIFMA performance Certification from UL

VARIDESK Products Also Receive GREENGUARD Certification VARIDESK, a height adjustable desk manufacturer, recently received the first UL BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacture Association) Performance Certification mark for their Quick Pro Corner standing desk. The UL BIFMA performance mark is the first and only program that certifies that products meet BIFMA standards and provides a basis for evaluating the performance and durability of products.  While much of the office furniture on the market is tested to these standards, UL’s program is the first to certify products to the applicable BIFMA standards and demonstrate continued compliance with routine testing. [...]

New UL Initiative Increases Supply Chain Transparency for Purchasers and Supports Manufacturer Efforts to Address Human Rights Abuses

MARIETTA, Ga., September 21, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL, LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today they are collecting data to identify products made by manufacturers that have policies and procedures in place to protect against human rights abuses throughout their supply chain. This information is displayed as search criteria in UL’s widely used product sustainability database, SPOT. [...]