Search Introduction

 

GREEN BUILDING PAGES SEARCH PAGE enables you to tailor your search using multiple criteria to find exactly the information you are seeking about a product. You can also use the Green Building Pages Benchmarking Sustainability criteria to easily cross-compare products using the same baseline for comparison.

GREEN BUILDING PAGES CERTIFICATION COMPARISON enables to find information about a product certification and cross-compare certifications using the Green Building Pages Benchmarking Sustainability comprehensive criteria and format.

Over 160 BENCHMARKING SUSTAINABILITY criteria form the most comprehensive and clearly defined product evaluation system currently available, creating a consistent format for benchmarking and easily evaluating and comparing products and product certifications.

FOR CONSUMERS: This BENCHMARKING system helps consumers make informed decisions about green products and certifications, and also helps consumers incentivize market development of increasingly more sustainable products.

FOR PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS: This BENCHMARKING system highlights product manufacturers accomplishments in meeting these comprehensive attributes of sustainable product development.

FOR PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS: This BENCHMARKING system helps differentiate the growing number of green certifications, highlighting exactly the criteria each certification system addresses, and whether the certification is an independent, concensus-based certification. To add or update your certification on Green Building Pages, download, complete, and email the GBP BENCHMARKING CERTIFICATION TEMPLATE to info@greenbuildingpages.com.

 

STEP 1 - ADD CRITERIA TO DEFINE YOUR SEARCH

Click on 'Add Criteria' on the search page, to add as many criteria to your search as you wish, including specific product names, a product type, specific product attributes (Credit-Based Criteria such as recycled content, no-VOC's), various LEED Credits or specific product Certification Criteria (GreenGuard, SMaRT, etc.). You can even add your zip code to find local products (Location-Based Criteria) if manufacturers have provided that information. Just select any of these search criteria in succession from the pull-down menus at the bottom of the Green Product Search page and press the 'Add Condition' button and that criteria will be added to your search filter.

 

STEP 2 - DELETE CRITERIA TO REFINE YOUR SEARCH

Clicking on 'Existing Criteria' will itemize your current selected criteria. To remove a criteria filter, check the red 'X' by a listed criteria.

NOTE: that the number of products that meet your search criteria is provided in the 'Reviewed Products' tab at the top of the search page.

 

 

STEP 3 - VIEW SEARCH RESULTS

Clicking on 'Reviewed Products' will provide a list of products that meet the search criteria.

NOTE: that the number of products that meet your search criteria is provided in the 'Reviewed Products' tab at the top of the search page.

 

STEP 4 - CHOOSE A PRODUCT PROFILE TO VIEW

Click on one of the product links to go to that product profile. From there you can expand the information in each of the profile catetories using the [+/-] to go from a SUMMARY view to the fine DETAIL view, including the complete GBP questions and the product manufacturer's responses.

NOTE: Product performance bars indicate Benchmarking Sustainability performance summary in each category.

 

 

STEP 5 - VIEW PRODUCT CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

View product certification information from a product profile by clicking on the [+/-] after the certification name. That certification's criteria will then appear in red on the product profile page, indicating what criteria that certification addresses.

NOTE: You can choose to expand categories and sub-categories to include more detailed information, right down to viewing all the information provided by the product manufacturer, by selecting one of the following viewing options :

HIGHLIGHTS | OVERVIEW | SUMMARY | DETAILS

 

 

 

STEP 6 - COMPARE PRODUCTS

From any product profile page, click on 'COMPARE PRODUCTS' link above the green bar and follow the instructions to compare up to three products against a common set of BENCHMARKING SUSTAINABILITY criteria, creating an apples-to-apples comparison. The comparison SUMMARY VIEW can be expanded to view all criteria categories in detail by clicking the [+/-] to expand or reduce the information as desired.

 

STEP 7 - COMPARE CERTIFICATIONS

CLICK HERE TO START TO COMPARE CERTIFICATIONS

Click on 'ADD CERTIFICATION' to compare up to three certifications against a common set of BENCHMARKING SUSTAINABILITY criteria, creating an apples-to-apples comparison. Click 'Remove' below a certification to remove it from the list. The comparison SUMMARY VIEW can be expanded to view all criteria categories in detail by clicking the [+/-] to expand or reduce the information as desired.

 

 

 
 
 

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