Call for Public Input on Insulation

New Environmental Standard

for Architectural Insulation Materials, GS-54

Green Seal invites stakeholders and interested individuals to assist in the development of this new environmental leadership standard – GS-54.

Register to comment here.

Purpose: This standard is being developed to help purchasers identify and choose environmentally preferable architectural insulation products.

Stakeholders: Green Seal is soliciting suggestions and comments from diverse stakeholders including manufacturers, facility managers, operators, consumer groups, health and environmental groups, and general interest groups.

Phase 1

The Scoping Phase

In this Scoping Document, we present:

  • an initial review of several types of insulation
  • the impacts of those products
  • and potential issues that will likely be addressed in the standard.
    • GS-54 will establish requirements for performance and protection of health and the environment.

Our standards are developed with the following goal: 

To provide an accurate reflection of the environmental leadership products that are available on today’s market.

REGISTER HERE

A few detailed registration instructions:

  • At the bottom of the webpage, enter your e-mail address to register as a stakeholder for this revision. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Click the link provided in the e-mail, and create a User Account.
  • After creating your User Account, you will be directed to the project page.
  • To post your comments in the appropriate section of the proposed standard: choose “Comments”
  • Then choose “Add Reviewer Comment,” enter your comment, and click “Publish.”
  • By clicking on the “Resources” tab, you can access attached documents in PDF form

If you have any questions, please email us at standards@greenseal.org. If you have an urgent problem regarding this commenting process, please call Green Seal at (202) 872-6400.

Comments on the Scoping Document will be accepted until November 23, 2015.


 

Green Seal’s Standard Development Process

  • Select a category for developing a standard
  • Conduct initial research on the category
  • Release Scoping Document for public comment
  • Compile and publish comments on the scoping document
  • Release Proposed Standard for public comment
  • Compile comments and publish a Response to Comments
  • Issue Edition 1.0 of Standard for Architectural Insulation Products, GS-54

Green Seal sets leadership standards that aim to reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental, health, and social impacts throughout the life-cycle of products, services, and companies.

The standards may be used for conformity assessment, purchaser specifications, and public education.

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