GreenCircle Certified, LLC 

 Assuring Accountability in

Today's Evolving Market

Don't Miss This Webinar!
Sustainable Minds is making transparent business even more achievable with the Material Health Overview. This tool is used to make material health information understandable, by combining Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and material health reporting tools into one report. When manufacturers make claims about safer products and healthier buildings, Material Health Overviews provide a means to ensure this information is understandable, transparent, and verified through a third-party. GreenCircle's Annie Bevan, along with Mark Rossi of Clean Production Action, will be participating in one of a series of webcasts to explain the importance of transparency and third-party certification when using various material health reporting tools. Mark and Annie will be specifically discussing using GreenScreen tools and methods to comply with LEED v4 as well as LEED v4 Compliance certification.

Webcast Details:
Tuesday, Oct. 13 
2:00 p.m. EST
Register here.

If You're in St. Louis...
Look for GCC's Certification and Operations Manager, Annie Bevan! Annie will be in St. Louis on Tuesday, September 29, for the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter's Continuing Education Blitz: Building Materials, LEED, and Health- Oh My!
Covering human health, materials transparency, LEEDv4, and EPDs, the full-day event will contribute seven continuing education units for LEED or AIA professional credentials. Annie is excited to discuss all things sustainable! Register here.

Event Details:
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Garden's Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
And While You're There...
Stop by CONSTRUCT 2015, an event dedicated to providing the building industry with practical products and education solutions. Register here.

Event Details:
Wednesday, Sept. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 3
America's Center, 
01 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
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Defining a Superior Product - Certified Sustainable Products Valued Across Industries
Client Highlights: How Our Awesome Client Achieved their GreenCircle Certification

This month, we are celebrating a client who successfully achieved GreenCircle certification - congratulations to CURRIES!

CURRIES, an ASSA ABLOY company, has received GreenCircle's Sustainable Manufacturing Practices certification at their Mason City, IA facility! Through implementation of upgraded lighting fixtures with more advanced technologies; more efficient boilers and chillers; reduced water flow at rinse stations, and increasing recycling efforts after auditing waste processes, CURRIES (as compared to a 2011 baseline year) has reduced their carbon footprint by 8%, reduced energy use by 12%, reduced water use by 25%, reduced waste 2%, and successfully diverts 96% of its waste from landfill. Wow!

We look forward to seeing how CURRIES utilizes their certification moving forward, and what improvements they come up with for next year!

 US GSA and DOE Promote Third-Party Validated Sustainability Claims in Government Procurement! 

The US General Services Administration and the US Department of Energy have released the GSA-DOE Verification Guide for Federal Purchasers of Sustainable Products. This guide was released to assist Federal agencies in validating contractor compliance with sustainability standards that may be detailed in contracts. The guide details what agencies should be looking for in contractors, how sustainable guidelines should be worded in contracts, and the verification process of documenting sustainable purchasing. Specifically, products with multi-attribute sustainability labels and third-party certification should be preferred over self-reporting manufacturers.

The Verification Guide highlights the Department of Defense's Multi-Attribute Label Pilot with GreenCircle, used to distinguish manufacturers supplying sustainable products, packaging, and manufacturing processes. We are proud to be recognized as a credible provider of third-party certification by the Federal Government, and excited to see this continue to drive improvement throughout the supply chain. If you're looking for some Federal Procurement tips and tricks, read the full guide here or contact Annie Bevan at
Study Confirms Consumers Value Accountability and Transparency in Business
It's not just about being green! While PSRAI's 2015  Public Affairs Pulse survey shows that nine out of ten Americans think businesses should protect the environment, and 76% of Americans think businesses should limit their environmental damage, the study shows that businesses need to do more! A company needs to be accountable and transparent to gain the trust of the consumer- and, right now, only 10% of Americans say that they have a lot of trust in the ethical behavior of business. 

With such a large gap between the trust desired by consumers and their actual confidence in providers, companies need to authenticate and validate their claims of ethics and responsibility. Third-party certification is the perfect way to highlight your company's transparent policies and demonstrate the positive impact that you are making on the environment. To learn more about GCC's various certifications, visit our website or contact AshLee Eustace.
 Meet GCC Team Members at Greenbuild!

GCC will be exhibiting at this year's Greenbuild, the world's largest international conference and expo dedicated to green building. This year's event will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from November 18th through 20th. We want to meet you- so buy your tickets here. If you're planning on coming, send us an email to set up a time to meet.

And if you weren't planning on purchasing a ticket- GreenCircle gets a few free expo passes for our friends. Click the link to sign up for one - we can't wait to see you!

Booth #3317
Location: Washington Convention Center, 
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Expo Hall Hours:              
Wednesday, November 18: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM