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GreenCircle Client Successes!
Reducing Risk, Ensuring Integrity-
Tangent Technologies, LLC has received certification for Recycled Content in eight of their plastic lumber products, as well as Closed Loop Product Certification in four plastic lumber products. The plastic lumber industry has recently been charged with many violations by the Federal Trade Commission in association with their Green Guides. Tangent was not included in the list of violators by the FTC, but as a leader in their industry is a great example of an organization whose goal is to provide more sustainable and transparent products to the marketplace. To do this, Tangent proactively contacted GreenCircle Certified to conduct a third-party certification to validate their recycled content percentage in compliance with international standards and the FTC Green Guides. Tangent's recycled plastic lumber product brands are created with up to 95% recycled content - with a majority deriving from Post-Consumer Recycled plastics. Tangent achieved the Closed Loop Product certification by implementing a take-back program for their post-consumer recycled plastic lumber brands Polytuf ™ and PolyWide ™ in conjunction with their customers who fabricate products (like picnic tables and benches) and who are committed to returning their own waste scrap back to Tangent to be manufactured into new products all over again. For more information on Tangent Technologies, LLC go to
Waste Reduced, Waste Diverted-
CecoDoor, an ASSA ABLOY company, has received the Sustainable Manufacturing Practices certification at their Milan, TN facility! Ceco Door has successfully reduced its manufacturing waste by 2% and has achieved a waste diversion from landfill rate of 93%. One primary method of reducing waste was by decreasing the size of metal coils used in the manufacturing process- which has resulted in less scrap generated at the facility. Additionally, Ceco Door recovers scrap throughout the manufacturing process, reducing the amount of scrap sent to the landfill.  Congratulations, Ceco Door! For more info on Ceco Door, go to
Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars
If you're excited about the How to Use GreenScreen for LEED v4 document, then jump on this webinar! Mark Rossi of Clean Production Action and GreenCircle's Annie Bevan will be discussing the ins-and-outs of the newly released document and the new LEED v4 Compliance certification.

How to use GreenScreenŽ 
for LEED v4
Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register here.

Last month, GreenCircle's Certification Officer Tad Radzinski, hosted his first in a series of webinars leading up to his 2016 Spring Seminar, Strengthening the Links in Your Supply Chain-"The Biggest Risk of All is Doing Nothing!" Don't miss this month's webinar to learn exactly how to measure and evaluate your supply chain.

Benchmarking and Measurement:
Understanding Your Supply Chain
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Register here.
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Meet the GreenCircle Team Members at Greenbuild!

Greenbuild is around the corner and the GreenCircle team is heading back for our sixth year! GreenCircle will be exhibiting at this year's Greenbuild, the world's largest international conference and expo dedicated to green building. The event will be taking place in Washington, D.C. from November 17th through 20th.

GreenCircle is excited to be at the forefront of third-party certifications that are driving the industry and continuously used and referenced by major manufacturers and industry leaders. The green building marketplace is continuously evolving- from the changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4, to increasing federal procurement requirements; GreenCircle consistently stays ahead of the curve with current, relevant certifications and invaluable expertise and knowledge of the industry.

Come visit us at Booth #3317 to learn more about our Certified Environmental Facts, Waste Diversion from Landfill and other certifications offered! If you're planning on coming, send us an email to set up a time to meet!

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!

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, November 19: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

While you're there, meet our valued clients at Greenbuild, and see what they're doing to bring sustainability into the green building marketplace.

Superior Essex at Booth 3851 
CertainTeed Corporation at Booth 1925 
ASSA ABLOY at Booth 1513 
EOS Surfaces LLC at Booth 4015 
GAF at Booth 3137
GreenCircle: In the News!
GreenCircle has been featured in US Builders Review as
one of the Greenbuild Editor's Choice Honorees of 2015. The list highlights leaders across the green building industry, consisting of companies with a commitment to furthering sustainability with a forward-thinking nature who have the ability to drive industry innovations. We are honored to be featured on a list of innovators and leaders. Read the full list here

Coming soon... 
Keep an eye out for a US Builders Review article all about GreenCircle's successes! The article will cover GreenCircle's commitment to transparency, simplicity, and industry expertise. Read the piece to learn about GreenCircle's beginnings, and where we plan on going next!

GreenCircle's Tad Radzinski and customer Superior Essex have been featured in Wire Journal, discussing all things sustainable and transparent. In the article, Tad speaks about why GreenCircle was founded, GCC's mission to promote transparency, the changing green marketplace, and increasing requirements for verification. The article advises readers on everything from the "first steps" towards sustainability, as well as achieving your waste diversion from landfill goals. Superior Essex is mentioned, citing their achievement of GreenCircle's Zero Waste to Landfill certification- the first-ever in the wire and cable industry! 
It's Here!
The How-to Use GreenScreen for LEED v4 Guide
Just released- GreenCircle partnered with the Clean Production Action to develop The How-to Use GreenScreen for LEED v4 Guide. GreenCircle and CPA worked to create this guide to help industry professionals, manufacturers, and building professionals better understand and disclose material ingredients and their hazards in building products. The guide is intended to simplify and verify the process of chemical ingredient reporting for green building standards, specifically LEED v4. The How-to Use GreenScreen for LEED v4 Guide is a "must-read," "a clear roadmap," and "will encourage collaboration and cooperation." View the press release here.

Mark Rossi from Clean Production Action will be speaking at the Material Health Summit at Greenbuild. If you're interested in
learning more about material ingredient reporting, life cycle assessment, and greening your supply chain, this year's MH Summit on
November 17th will provide you with excellent information. GreenCircle's Tad Radzinski and Annie Bevan will also be in attendance!
GreenCircle's Danielle Verna Comments on Increasing Crackdown by the FTC
Danielle Verna, Certification Analyst at GreenCircle, has written an article about the recent FTC "crackdown" on certifiers and businesses promoting vague or misleading certifications. As someone who works with companies to ensure specific, accurate and credible claims, Danielle was excited to see that the FTC is taking these misleading claims seriously.  GreenCircle takes pride in ensuring that all certifications are clear, direct, and easy-to-understand because consumers have a right to know exactly what goes into the manufacturing of their products.  Consumers deserve and continue to demand honesty and transparency from companies, specifically in the green market. To read Danielle's article, click here