Green Product Development & Verification
This service offering evolves around working with manufacturers and suppliers to develop a sustainable product line that can help differentiate the manufacturer or supplier from its competitors while practicing under ISO 9000, 1400, 14025 standards for environmental reporting.
EC2 can offer its manufacturing and supplier clients with the following services:
Product testing & certification – green certifications are becoming the standard and all manufacturers will have to get their green products certified for toxins, indoor air quality, recycled content, and others. EC2 can help manufacturers or suppliers in getting their products certified through standard bearer certifications such as Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), Greenguard, Green Seal, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and MBDC Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certification, and the new ICC “SAVE” Standard, among others.
Reviewing Green Label claims on products to assess the validity with various environmental communication guidelines such as ISO standard 14063:2006, guidebook ISO Guide 64:2008.
Carbon footprinting of manufactured products using a calculation protocol of assessing embedded energy of product feedstock and emissions for Tier 1 direct emissions, and Tier 2 indirect and Tier 3 supply chain emissions.
Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) of product life cycle from “cradle to gate” or “cradle to grave” using BEES or LISA software calculators.
Planning, development and implementation of Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) through third party verifiers.
Strategic market research (i.e. focus groups, surveys), planning, and verification.
Develop a data management program for reporting to third party fee-based and internet-driven product reporting systems like CSI’s www.GreenFormat.com, www.GreenBuildingPages.com, www.BuildingGreen.com GreenSpec Directory, GSA’s Environmental Products Guide at www.GSA.gov, among others.
Sales and marketing training on the various green and sustainability programs available to capitalize on increased sales.