Guardian Glass announced it has received UL Product Lens Certification, covering three global product categories: uncoated float glass, sputter (vacuum) coated float glass (including commercial SunGuard and residential ClimaGuard products) and UltraMirror products.

UL’s Product Lens program was developed to address the needs of architects and designers seeking greater material transparency throughout the building product lifecycle, according to the announcement.

“The Guardian Africa, Middle East and India teams had previously collaborated with UL to achieve Product Lens Certification for glass products manufactured in those regions,” said Coleen Dykstra, Guardian Glass global product stewardship manager. “Utilizing our Market-Based Management Framework, a global team was able to leverage that work along with the Cradle-to-Cradle certifications achieved by the European region to substantiate the expansion of those certifications to create the UL Product Lens reports covering these three global product categories.”

Guardian chose the third-party, verified program because UL’s Product Lens Certification adds context and clarity by offering transparency throughout the product lifecycle. The addition of the Product Lens Certifications to the global portfolio of sustainability tools including product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and the company’s Sustainability Calculator promotes Guardian’s commitment to sustainable and green construction, according to a press release.