The sustainability profile of a flooring product is becoming an increasingly decisive factor for building owners and architects when choosing a floor covering. A product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a proven way of determining the environmental performance of products, aimed at the impacts of the complete life cycle of a product on many criteria; from the raw material extraction to the end of its useful life.
In our newest webinar, Amanda Fisher, Business Development Manager at UL presents the role of a program operator and why it is important in an EPD certification. Edo Rem, Director of Global Marketing at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains what is important and what to look for when selecting a truly ‘green’ floor, and why Forbo Flooring has taken this up a notch by adding health declarations to each EPD.
Amanda is a Business Development Manager for UL’s Product Sustainability team with 18 years of experience in the product certification industry. Amanda’s focus at UL is on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) based product solutions like Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Product Carbon Footprints.
She works with manufacturers, designers, inspectors, trade associations, and other interested parties to identify industry needs, assess market trends, set strategic objectives for UL, evaluate business opportunities, and launch new services.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Edo Rem is Director Global Marketing at Forbo Flooring Systems and a strong advocate for sustainable entrepreneurship. As this fosters a culture of 'compliance plus,' Forbo Flooring was the first to use the Life Cycle Assessment as a basis for making environmental decisions.
Edo Rem has over 25 years of experience in the building industry and has been active in several roles from product management to international sales & marketing. From his experience and from within Forbo Flooring Edo will explain how truly sustainable decision making is made possible and what more to look for.
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