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SCS Partners with GIGA to Promote Green Building Product Transparency

All certification information in SCS Green Product Guide will be showcased on origin.build, an International Material Data Hub.

Feb 15, 2017

SCS Global Services is constantly seeking innovative ways to add value to their client offering and create ROI for sustainable product certifications.  Key certifications such as Indoor Advantage™ Gold, FloorScore®, Recycled Content, Health Product Declarations (HPD), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are not easily searchable for specifiers and building industry professionals. By connecting SCS to Origin, Manufacturers who achieve SCS certifications will automatically have their product data showcased on both the SCS Green Products Guide and on Origin.  Data will be exchanged automatically, saving Manufacturers time while increasing the visibility of their products and certification to the International building industry.  

GIGA continues to build partnerships with prominent industry groups like mindful MATERIALS and The Healthy Building Network (Portico).  Via Origin, SCS Manufacturers will gain direct access to submit their materials to these industry platforms.  The partnership aim is to create a more effective pathway for Manufacturers to generate ROI for their certified products.

“Creating a direct link to the SCS Green Products Guide means more efficient product sourcing for Origin Users and greater visibility for SCS Manufacturers.  Bridging the gap between sustainable product requirements and access to this critical information is paramount to creating healthier buildings.  This partnership is another great step forward in providing the industry with a central material data hub.” Rebecca Best, GIGA VP Marketing. 

“Our clients work hard to attain sustainability certifications. Origin connects their achievements directly to specifiers who work in the built environment.  Leveraging Origin will ensure we are all moving toward a more sustainable future by speeding up the information flow between both the supply and demand side.” Steven Kooy, SCS Director, Sales and Marketing. 

About SCS Global Services
SCS has been a global leader in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in energy, manufacturing, green building, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices, and a 2016 recipient of the Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainability.  For more information:  SKooy@scsglobalservices.com

About GIGA
GIGA is an independent third party which combines the development of building standards with cloud software. GIGA's software tools provide free access to transparent, open data to support performance-driven, regenerative buildings. For more information: r.best@giga.build

Steve Kooy | Sales and Marketing Manager, ECS SKooy@scsglobalservices.com 616.443.5053