SPOT ‒ Sustainable Product Database

Streamline and simplify the product selection process for your green building projects.

USGBC and UL (Underwriters Laboratory) recently announced a collaboration to develop digital tools that help  architects, designers and buyers identify products in UL’s SPOT™ database that contribute to LEED v4 requirements.

SPOT is a free online product database that contains more than 45,000 products searchable by Master Format number, manufacturer, certification programs such as UL GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO Certification, or sustainable building credits in green rating systems such as LEED, Green Globes, WELL Building and others. SPOT can help design professionals identify sustainable products for green buildings during the design and specification phases.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the barriers to finding products for sustainable building and operation
  • Learn about a new free tool to find sustainable products
  • How to search for products based on your specifications or sustainable criteria
  • How to include team decision making in product selection

Josh Jacobs, Director of Environmental Codes & Standards for UL Environment.
In this role, Josh helps develop and track the environmental and codes, rating systems, and purchasing programs that are being utilized and developed throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, he has been able to assist architects, designers, specifiers, and builders understand how to utilize products to build a more sustainable project. Josh has served on over 20 sustainable committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, 2012 & 2015 NAHB National Green Building Standard, ANSI/BIFMA E3 joint committee, USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee and LEED Steering Committee, and he served on the original water and IEQ work group that developed the first public draft of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

Please note this presentation does NOT offer Continuing Education Hours.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
4:00-5:30 pm

Our July evening program, Health and Wellbeing in Green Building, will take place immediately following the SPOT seminar from 5:30-7:30 pm. More details on the evening program are available here.

Alberici Headquarters
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114

$20 for USGBC-MGC Members
$30 for Non-Members (includes complimentary attendance to evening program that follows seminar, a $20 value.)

Click here to register online!


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