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Conversation on Carbon with Jonas Bengtsson

Global GreenTag International will be presenting Jonas Bengtsson, CEO and Co-Founder of the science based sustainability consultancy Edge Environment on Wednesday, September 22 for its monthly Conversations Series. This month we have invited Jonas to explore with us the topic of carbon and how to more effectively manage the carbon footprints on construction projects.

Jonas who has a MSc in Physics specialising in problem solving, a Diploma in Psychology from Gothenburg University and a Master of Environmental Management from UNSW has a passion and curiosity for sustainable development and market change. He believes that there is a long way to go before we can work effectively across supply chains and organisations to establish a sustainable existence. However, Jonas also sees opportunities to engage and unleash a global resource of entrepreneurship, creativity and productivity that can transform our society to the kind of world that we really want within our lifetime – where unsustainable is unthinkable. 

For this session with Global GreenTag International, Jonas will be providing his perspective on why carbon is important and will be discussing solutions to get out of the mess that mismanagement of carbon has created for the environment through the impacts of climate change.  The event will cover:

* What is Carbon?

* How do we work with Carbon? Can we?

* The role of LCA (Life Cycle Assesment) and EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations)

* Rating Tools & Carbon

* Future trends – predictions for LCA and EPDs

* How Global GreenTag is an active participant with LCARate, CarbonRATE and EPDs

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

‘Conversation on Carbon with Jonas Bengtsson’

Wednesday, September 22 at 3pm AEST

Email: Manufacturers@globalgreentag.com

EDGE ENVIRONMENT

Edge Environment was established in 2008 as a sustainability consultancy to help companies ingrain sustainability into their cultures, both for responsible and commercial performance.

Edge consultants combine science, strategy and storytelling to facilitate and support the growth of clients in areas that include carbon and climate resistance, sustainability leadership and communications, sustainable and ethical procurement, circular economy and life cycle thinking and sustainable delivery.

The award-winning, multi-disciplinary team of Edge Environment are also passionate about what they do and the positive impact it can have. They strive consistently to unearth win/win situations for clients and their companies and the planet, by leveraging both experience and relationships to solve problems by providing tailored, holistic solutions.

GLOBAL GREENTAG INTERNATIONAL

Global GreenTag International provides Type 1 (third party) product certification, declaration and verification programs for manufacturers with exemplar green product lines in building materials, interiors, personal care and cleaning products.

Using Global GreenTag CertTM (one of the most scientifically advanced, product certification standards in the world) Global GreenTag simplifies the selection of environmentally sustainable, healthy and ethical products for industries like Architecture, Design and Construction. The system both assesses and ranks products through leading LCA based product ecolabelling and rating schemes that also include a CarbonRATE scheme.

Global GreenTag also provides third party, assessed product declaration programs – an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), a Product Health Declaration (PHD) and a Modern Slavery Declaration (MSD), which is the first product level declaration of its kind in the world to help manufacturers and procurement teams eliminate modern slavery occurring in global supply chains.

Helping professionals to make informed decisions about preferred green and ethical products to protect both the health of environment, workers and consumers, Global GreenTag currently has more than 16,000 products under certification in over 22 countries, used in buildings and offices throughout Australia and the world.

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Getting to Net Zero: Dealing with Embodied Impact

Global GreenTag International presents a new webinar for Design Matters National on April 19 for architect and design professionals. The CPD point educational will be delivered by David Baggs, Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and Global GreenTag’s CEO and Program Director.

TIMES:

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane – 1:00-2:00pm, Adelaide & Darwin -12.30-1.30pm, Perth 11:00-12:00pm

Design Matters National is an industry education organisation for Australia’s largest community of Building Designers and Thermal Performance Assessors

In this webinar, Getting to Net Zero: Dealing with Embodied Impact, David explains how we need to pursue a restorative, bio-based approach to assist in taking existing carbon impacts out of buildings. Focus on carbon reduction in the building industry to avoid climate change needs to be a lot more urgent and product selection is key.

  • Examine building products certified for carbon impacts using a whole of life, sustainability, rating system that provides a CabonRATE assessment scheme to further Net Positive and Net Carbon Zero product outcomes.
  • Learn where to bring carbon-reduced products into projects using rating tools, including LEED, Green Star and market ready carbon calculation support like  EPDs, GreenBook, eTool, EC3, Athena, OneClick LCA, Revit’s Tally and BRE’s Impact.

Register for the event

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Global GreenTag CarbonRATE™  is a complete Embodied Certification Program that scientifically identifies carbon impacts and benefits, builds brand trust and, facilitates climate positive purchases and procurement processes. READ MORE

Global GreenTag Launching in the USA

Global GreenTag International is currently launching its USA operations with the formal in country launch at the GREENBUILD International Conference and Expo in Chicago (November 14-16) with a new globalgreentag.us website, Global GreenTag’s array of advanced product certification services and machine automated global data hub presences.

The company is also currently deeply in talks regarding USA sales and marketing representation and is also reviewing expressions of interest from professionals in the North American market with experience in manufacturer focussed technical consulting and facilitation.

It is a perfect time for GreenTag to be opening in the US,” says David Baggs, Global GreenTag’s CEO and Program Director.

“We will be positioned at the GREENBUILD expo as part of the Mindful Materials Pavilion and will be taking an active role in a public workshop, teaming up with GIGA’s innovative product data hub – ORIGIN.build to launch our full API enabled directory of certified green building materials and products on the platform for use by US and global built environment professionals and to work with ecomedes to officially launch the entrance of GreenTag certified products available in the US on ecomedes.com – the largest database of curated building product information needed for US Federal and State green building compliance.

Global GreenTag is already recognized in the US by the International WELL™ Building Standard and is compliant with the US Green Building Council’s LEED® v4 building rating program. The USGBC and IWBI agreed ‘WELL and LEED Crosswalk’ document provides the guidance professionals need to understand the inter-relationships between these important rating tools and in effect, Global GreenTag as well.

“GreenTag has come a long way since launching Global GreenTag Certification just a few years ago,” says David. “We were the first company in the world to introduce an LCA based product rating ecolabel scheme that today certifies nearly 2000 products for approximately 200 companies with factories in over 22 countries, many of which are USA manufactured or available.” He then went on to comment “We are also the only ‘One-Stop’ rating system globally for the major green building rating tools including WELL, LEED and Green Star”.

For the US market, GreenTag shall be introducing some new services. The Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration (PhD) that uniquely rates the healthiness of products in use with an ‘In-use healthiness’ HealthRATE™ Mark.  Additionally, Global GreenTag’s EN 15804 compliant Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program will also be launched to additionally give US made products a CarbonRATE™ Mark.”

“We look forward to engaging more deeply with leaders in the sustainability field and contributing to the trajectory of greening the US and world-wide built environment,” said David.

“The strength of Global GreenTag has always been its deep, multi-attribute, scientifically robust technical basis, which is embedded in world leading research and green design. We have been described by product manufacturers in a number of countries as having the most meaningful sustainability scorecard in the world, and our Standard demands that product claims be proven beyond any doubt, and that’s very important to us. Which is why our Standard continues to evolve, to meet the needs of progressive manufacturers developing new benchmarks in green product design, both significantly healthier and beyond business as usual products.” He said.

If you would like to enquire further about Global GreenTag International opening in North America, please email:ceo@globalgreentag.com or phone: +61 07 3399 9686.

More about David Baggs

CEO of Global GreenTag International and Program Director of Global GreenTagCertTM , David Baggs has led Global GreenTag to become one of the most advanced product certification services and marks in the world for the sustainable building industries; including being named one of the Top 100 Most Trusted Building Sector Brands in Australia..

David Baggs is also a multi-award winning green building architect and renowned for being the materials, energy and sustainability consultant for the build of the Sydney 2000 green Olympics and many other benchmark green building projects since. His experience in the green building sector spans 40 years and he was voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and one of theTop 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally in a six continent poll. David is also an Exemplar Global Lead Auditor and a Past President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society.

 

More about Global GreenTag International

Global GreenTag International simplifies the selection of sustainable products for the green building, interiors and infrastructure sectors, using Global GreenTagCertTM  one of the most scientifically advanced certification systems and standards in the world.

With Headquarters in Australia, Global GreenTag International currently has wholly owned companies in South Africa and Malaysia, Licensee sales and marketing operations in China, and a pending PhD only Licensee in the UK and EU. 

Global GreenTag Certificates, PhDs and EPDs are also recognised with in major international green building, interior, infrastructure and design, as-built and performance rating tools.  These include Green Star®, BREEAM International, Green Mark International, Infrastructure Sustainability rating tool and several country based programs including LOTUS (Vietnam) and MyHIJAU (Malaysia). GreenTag EPDs and PhDs are also LEED v4.0 compliant.

The Global GreenTag certification process assesses and ranks products through leading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based product ecolabelling, rating, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Product Health Declaration (PhD) programs.

In fact, Global GreenTagCertTM was the first certification standard in the world to implement unique ‘Beyond LCA’ life cycle product assessment (LCA), a first ever ‘Net Positive’ benefit analysis, and more recently also HealthRATE™, CarbonRATE™ Marks together with Best Environmental Practice PVC assessments to deepen the certification and rating of green building, interiors, infrastructure, personal, cleaning and consumables products for both B2B and B2C sectors.

Subsequently, Global GreenTag certification has become one of the most trusted marks behind some of world’s most iconic brands who are all working to reverse their manufacturing impacts on the environment and human health. Brands including Interface, Polyflor, Mohawk, Karndean, Herman Miller, Knauf, Kingspan, AMF, Armstrong, Tarkett, Vertilux, Verosol, DuPont, CSR, Boral USG, Herman Miller, Porcelanosa, and many more.

Global GreenTag International continuously extends boundaries of product certification as an externally certified ISO 9001 organisation, ISO 17065 compliant conformance assessment body and ISO 14024 compliant ecolabelling program.

Its Global GreenTagCertTM  certification standard is also recognised by leading green building programs – Green Star® NZ, Australia and Africa, WELLTM  Building Standard, Vietnam Green building Council’s LOTUS® tool, ‘IS’ (Infrastructure, Sustainability, Australia and NZ), Malaysia’s MyHIJAU labelling program, EnviroDevelopment™ and compliant with relevant USBGC LEED v4 Materials credits.

Global GreenTag has also attracted many industry awards that recognise its contribution to green product certification. In 2015 and 2016, Australia’s ‘Architecture and Design’ and ‘Infolink’ readers voted Global GreenTag as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Trusted Brands and in 2016-2017, it became the only ecolabel in Australia to feature in the Top 100 most trusted brands. A total of 23 companies and brands ie 23% of the Top 100 Most Trusted Brands in Australia certified or under certification with Global GreenTag International– also won positions in the 2016-17 readers’ readers’ poll, including first place overall for GreenTag manufacturer –Weathertex.

In 2013 Global GreenTag was honoured to receive, the construction sector Banksia Award, Australia’s Premier Sustainability awards.

Global GreenTagCertTM operates under the following international standards

  • Externally certified to ISO 9001 for Quality Management
  • Externally verified as compliant to:
  • ISO 14024 for Type 1 (Third Party) Ecolabels and
  • ISO 17065 for Conformance Assessment Bodies
  • Certification is compliant to ISO 14040 & ISO 14044 for LCA
  • ISO 14067 for Greenhouse Gas calculation
  • ISO 14025 for Environmental Product Declarations and
  • ISO 21930 and EN 15804 for specific need EPDs
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), US Trade Marks & Patents Office, Canadian IP Office Approved Certification Mark, Trade Marks Madrid Protocol and EU Common Mark Registered.

See also: www.globalgreentag.com, www.globalgreentag.cn, www.globalgreentag.co.za www.globalgreentag.us (launching soon)