L&M Construction Chemicals, a manufacturer and distributor of concrete construction chemicals and products for use in commercial, industrial or institutional building projects, has announced that its FGS PermaShine Concrete Polishing System (www.fgs-permashine.com) is now listed on the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) GreenFormat.
GreenFormat is a new, Web-based CSI format that allows building product manufacturers to accurately self-report the sustainable properties of their products through a comprehensive, online questionnaire. Their entries are then displayed in a standard manner through the GreenFormat Web site.
Architects, designers, engineers and other building professionals who make product-selection decisions can search the database at www.greenformat.com for free. It presents basic information on the green attributes of building products using an unbiased and consistent approach, helping save time for design, construction and operations professionals.
"We have posted many of the sustainable attributes of the FGS PermaShine system on our Web site," explained L&MCC President Greg Schwietz. "As part of our dedication to manufacturing products responsibly, we will continually post sustainability test results as they come in."
The product listings in GreenFormat are organized by MasterFormat divisions in a specifications-friendly layout. The format’s categories focus on topics that are important to design and product-selection decisions, providing basic information that helps design and building professionals find the right "green" products for their projects.
GreenFormat’s questionnaire for manufacturers references specific industry standards wherever possible, and allows individual manufacturers to report additional information at the end of each entry. Sustainability claims are substantiated by relating questions to standards and certifications, which benefits both manufacturers and designers. For manufacturers, the direct link between questions and applicable standards and certifications delivers a clearer understanding of the intent of the questions. For designers, it means less concern about "green-washing" or misleading information.
To learn more about GreenFormat, or to enter a product, visit www.greenformat.com.