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Volume 2017, Issue 2
  • E-ISSN: 2223-506X

Abstract

This paper examines some of the methods by which manufacturers certify their building materials as “sustainable” and communicates those certifications to the market. Using company marketing materials, along with specific case studies, the paper will present examples of how these certifications and presentations can cause consumer confusion. In light of this situation, the paper endeavors to present readers with basic guidelines with which to evaluate manufacturers' claims and their materials' applicability to their needs. The paper will also identify specific manufacturer efforts to create truly sustainable materials.

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