News, Events And Initiatives

Resources & Publications

Green Seal is a science-based organization leading the development of research and resources on more sustainable products, hotels, restaurants, and cleaning services. Green Seal’s research is often included in our sustainability standards, published in peer-reviewed journals, best practices guides, and books that outline key sustainability issues.


Dr. Arthur Weissman, President & CEO of Green Seal, has recently published a book that describes the underlying, causal roots of our environmental problems and offers a conceptual solution.

Green Seal has developed a guide that reviews steps for greening food service businesses while illuminating present issues and offering strategies for tackling foodservice challenges. To purchase the full version visit AHLEI or Amazon.

Green Seal has developed a guide for public housing policymakers and managers on environmentally-preferable practices for operating and maintaining buildings.


Green Seal contributed to the Green Purchasing Toolkit developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The toolkit was developed by NACo, Green Seal, U.S. Communities and the Responsible Purchasing Network to help county governments implement green purchasing practices.

Green Seal has developed resources to help all businesses involved in the mail industry to green their practices. There are two online tools available, a Best Practices Guide and a Self-Assessment Survey.

Life Cycle and Market Research

Green Seal conducts life cycle assessment research to identify environmental hot spots for products and services. This research informs the development of greener products and services, standards and certification, procurement specifications, and educational tools. Below are links to the "Author Copies" of two studies Green Seal has published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

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Market Research

In 2009 Green Seal and EnviroMedia Social Marketing commissioned a study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation reveals peoples' opinions and behaviors about products that claim to be environmentally friendly.

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Position Statements

Green Seal’s position on various issues that arise during the development of its standards are provided here in order to address common questions and concerns on specific sustainability topics in Green Seal’s standards and to summarize the research and thinking behind the approach taken in the standards.