Illinois-based Underwriters’ Laboratories Environment has published one of its first green building product standards, ULE ISR 100, for gypsum wall board and panels. USG was the first company to earn Gold level certification under the new standard for its Sheetrock Ultra Light panels. The panels are produced in the company’s East Chicago, Ind., plant.
The ULE ISR 100 standard evaluates products based on materials management, energy use, water use, manufacturing and operations, health and environment, product performance, product stewardship and innovative processes. The company hopes to publish standards for mobile phones and drop ceiling tiles in 2011.