Built Environment – Harmonious Manmade Landscapes Award
Global GreenTag Product Certification System
Global GreenTag Pty Ltd, QLD
Global GreenTagCertTM is a world first, Brisbane-based ‘whole-of-life’, ‘whole-of-sustainability’ green product rating/certification program that uses scientifically robust life cycle analysis (LCA) to comparatively rank the performance of eco and health-preferred products, with a focus on built environment and interiors products but with emerging standards covering personal, baby, cleaning, paper, packaging and clothing products. Global GreenTagCertTM is an ACCC-approved National Certification Mark and was developed with support from QLD DEEDI’s BITI Grant Scheme. It recently won the 2013 QLD Premiers Sustainability Award for the Build Environment. It is a transformational scheme that for the first time makes sustainable purchasing simple and easy. It provides graphical, easy to understand graduated marks and metrics that are suitable for everyone, from consumers to architects, designers, builders and procurement professionals. GreenTag makes green product selection and specification accessible, enabling product selection based on a ‘Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum’ basis but backed up by scientific rigor and audited data. Global GreenTag is the trusted third-party in the relationship between manufacturers, consumers and professionals. GreenTag provides additional credibility to all brands and allows them to gain more traction in ‘green seeking’ markets by putting their products a trust and performance level above their competitors.
Comments from Judges
The Judges were impressed that it includes metrics on energy and water efficiency, indoor environment quality, pollution prevention, resource use, producer responsibility and detailed health impacts. With over 85 certified manufacturers and nearly 700 products have been certified or are under certification. Truly a ‘world class piece of work’.