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Green Seal Standards

Our sustainability standards for products, services, and companies are based on life-cycle research, and are developed in an open, transparent, and stakeholder-involved process. Green Seal standards provide criteria and guidelines for manufacturers, service providers, and companies to work toward sustainability and Green Seal certification. Green Seal has 33 issued standards that cover 400 product and service categories.


Building & Construction Products

GS-05 Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) This standard is for energy efficient lighting including lamps used for general illumination purposes, special purposes, and includes both screw based and pin based lamps and those with integrated and non-integrated ballasts.
GS-11 Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers This standard covers wall and ceiling coatings, including paints and reflective wall coatings, anti-corrosive coatings, including rust-preventative coatings, floor paints, primers (undercoats), stains and finishes, and sealers, including concrete and masonry sealers.
GS-13 Windows The standard is for residential fenestration products including windows, skylights, glazed exterior doors and storm doors.
GS-31 Electric Chillers This standard is for 60 Hz, 3-phase, electric motor driven, vapor compression-type water-chilling packages or systems of 150 tons up to 2,000 tons in rated cooling capacity, commonly referred to as "chillers."
GS-36 Adhesives for Commercial Use This standard is for adhesives that are intended and labeled for use as a commercial adhesive.
GS-43 Recycled Content Latex Paints This standard is for recycled-content interior and exterior latex paint.
GS-54 Architectural Thermal Insulation Materials This standard establishes environmental, health, and performance requirements for architectural insulation materials that provide thermal resistance and are used in buildings.
WITHDRAWN - GS-47 Stains and Finishes (2015 - GS-11) This standard has been withdrawn and replaced by GS-11, Edition 3.2. It was for stains and finishes, applying to water-borne, solvent-borne, semi-transparent or opaque stains and varnishes, shellacs, water-based finishes, polyurethane, lacquer, oil finishes and clear metal lacquers.

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