KINGSPORT, Tenn. – May 30, 2013 –Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, announces that its EnerLogic® 35 low-e window film has received EcoSpecifier Global GreenTag certification, a green product certification based on lifecycle assessment.
Submitted for GreenTag certification by MEP Films in Australia, Eastman’s exclusive EnerLogic distributor, EnerLogic 35 was certified at the LCARate Gold Plus level.
“Without significantly reducing the amount of daylight entering a building, this low-e window film reduces solar heat gain and provides year-round thermal efficiency for existing windows in both warm and cool climates,” says Jeremy Verstraete, global business manager for Eastman Chemical Company. “We’re honored that EnerLogic 35 is the first and only window film to have been granted GreenTag Gold Plus certification for being an excellent product in its market category.”
EnerLogic 35 low-e window film was rated by EcoSpecifier Global on several factors, including impact on building operating costs, personal and ecosystem health, local and global species, greenhouse gas emissions, and corporate responsibility. GreenTag-rated products receive Product Eco-Scorecards that display the product’s lifecycle assessment and eco-point ratings for easy comparison or evaluation based on what’s most important to a commercial building professional.
Awarded in Australia, GreenTag certification is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system and several other global environmental rating systems, including BREEAM and the German Sustainable Building Council.
GreenTag certification makes it easier for building owners and facilities professionals to decide which eco-friendly products they want to use in new construction and retrofit projects. The certification also indicates that all product information and data has been third-party certified.
Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more info, visit www.eastman.com.