The Ecospecifier Verified Product Program

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Ecospecifier Verified Product Program

The Ecospecifier Verified Product Program replaces the previous ECG Premium Ecospecifier assessments and listings reassuring potential customers that any Ecospecifier verified product is an eco-preferred, healthy product in accordance with our Ecospecifier verified Product Program Standard.

Furthermore, it guarantees to consumers and professionals alike that all key manufacturer health & environmental claims are third party verified and assessed in a rigorous, scientific manner using a Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) analysis in combination with our unique Ecospecifier Cautionary Assessment Process or ES CAP health and eco-toxicity screen that considers the impacts of composition down to 0.1-0.001% (ES CAP and Product Category Specific Standards ranges) using Australian, European, US Standards and others as appropriate, all under our ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System.

The new, easily recognisable Ecospecifier logo enhances an already well respected and trusted eco-branding to the benefit of manufacturers own branding and is a low cost way to assure potential customers that the product information is not 'Greenwash'.

Verified assessment website listings also provide a full Green Building Rating Tool Technical Opinion as to the relevance of the product to all Green Building Rating tool credits relevant to the Emirate, country or region e.g. Green Star™, LEED®, BREEAM™, Green Mark, Estidama Pearl, etc. as a powerful marketing tool in addition to existing strategies.

The verified products program does NOT certify credits, but it does provide advice about the relevance of the product to all credits.

All Ecospecifier verified assessments are included in the relevant country website to attract interested green building professionals and specifiers using the site's powerful green building rating tool and credit specific search functions and significant web-traffic volumes and statistics feedback to provide major green marketing benefits and drive sales.

The benefits of a detailed product listing on Ecospecifier website are  also to be found at:
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Extract from the Ecospecifier verified Product Program Standard on the ES CAP Process (Pg. 12).ES Verified Products Standard Cover.jpg

This standard includes a unique Human Health and Eco-toxicityEcospecifier Cautionary Assessment Process (hereinafter referred to as ES CAP) developed by Ecospecifier based around the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and the related EU Directive 2001/59/EC i.e., the EU Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Dangerous Substances and Mixtures and the related UE ESIS: European chemical Substances Information System has been used [on which the Australian HSIS system has been based-see below] , assessing products based on element and compound concentrations present within a product via a full composition analysis together with a scale and intensity based risk assessment process.

The basic principle of this system is to approximate the NOAEL, or NOAEC levels of constituents within products via the ES CAP assessment process.

This approach recognises that NOAEL/NOAEC and LC/LD toxicity data are DOSE indicators and as toxicity hazard potential is a function of both dose and exposure, NOAEL/NOAEC levels or LC/LD toxicity data are, in themselves, not able to assess toxicity risk levels of products in manufacture, use (except in the case of VOCs and other gaseous emissions or with extremely detailed in-situ chemical specific analysis well beyond the range of any building rating scheme) or disposal.

The system adopted herein allows an approximation of the NOAEL/NOAEC after assessing the likely Probability and Severity of the possible risk before ascribing a hazard/risk level or score which according to the Expert Panel most closely reflects NOAEL/NOAECs.

This ES CAP results in the attribution of an appropriate score and four possible actions/warnings:

  • Unmodified inclusion of the product assessment in the database; OR
  • A product listing modified with an 'Issue of Concern' mild Cautionary Comment/s including relevant R-Phrases and S-Phrases; OR
  • A product listing modified with an 'Red Light' or severe Cautionary Comment/s including relevant R-Phrases and S-Phrases; OR
  • Exclusion from further assessment and licensing of Label.

This information is then attached to the Product Assessment or Label to ensure full transparency.

  • REFERENCE STANDARD AUSTRALIA: Safe Work Australia HSIS System, United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 - EU Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures and ES CAP process (see Appendix 1).
  • REFERENCE STANDARD GLOBAL: United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 - EU Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures and ES CAP process (see Appendix 1).
GREEN BUILDING RATING TOOL REFERENCE STANDARDS:
  • REFERENCE STANDARD AUSTRALIA: Green Star™ Technical Manuals of currently released Sector tools and subsequent tools and versions.
  • REFERENCE STANDARD STH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND: Green Star™[1] Technical Manuals of currently released Sector tools and subsequent tools and versions
  • REFERENCE STANDARDS OTHER COUNTRIES: Scheme specific tool Reference Manuals, Guides or Standards as relevant, e.g. LEED®[2] (USA, Canada, UAE, India and China), BREEAM[3] (UK, UAE, ME), Singapore Green Mark[4], Estidama Pearl Design Rating Scheme (Abu Dhabi) and other building sustainability rating tools.

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Extract from the Ecospecifier verified Product Program Standard on Program Operation (Pg. 17).

42B3.10      Accessibility

Application to, and participation in, the Ecospecifier VERIFIED product program is open to all potential supplier proponents with products that successfully fulfill the criteria for program requirements. Any successful supplier/product proponent will be entitled to be granted a licence and authorised to use the label. Fees and conditions to access the VERIFIED program will be consistently applied across all applicants, without any conditions related to the size of the supplier or membership of any association or group, nor shall certification be conditional upon the number of certificates already issued.

3.11     Scientific basis of product environmental criteria

The development and selection of criteria are based on sound scientific, life cycle based impact assessment, materials science, chemical, toxicity, biodiversity and engineering principles. The criteria are derived from data that support the claim of environmental and health preferability.

3.12     Avoidance of conflict of interest

Ecospecifier will ensure that the process is free from undue influence and that sources of funding will not create a conflict of interest.

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[1] Green Star™ is a Registered Trade Mark of the Green Building Council of Australia

[2] LEED is a Registered Trade Mark of the US Green Building Council

[3] BREEAM is a Registered Trade Mark of BRE  Global Limited and the BRE Trust

[4] GreenMark is a Registered Trade Mark of Building Codes Authority Singapore