Research Project

Green Living Technologies: What is Missing in the International Standards?

Project Start: February 2016
Project Completion: March 2017
Principal Investigators: Dario Trabucco, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat | Elena Giacomello, IUAV University of Venice

The CTBUH Research project “Green Living Technologies: What is Missing in the International Standards?” has received US$50,000 in funding from UL Standards to highlight deficiencies in existing international standards and regulations related to green roofs and green façades, including important areas such as fire protection, retaining systems, life cycle considerations, and more. The aim of this research was to identify and address the missing technical requirements for green living technologies (for roofs and façades) in existing international standards.


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About the Funding Partner

As the global safety science leader, UL provides the expertise, insights, and services necessary to solve critical business challenges. UL helps customers achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals, meet quality and performance expectations, manage risk, and achieve regulatory compliance.


UL’s rigorous scientific processes, experience and solutions empower our customers to innovate fearlessly and drive positive change. UL never stops working for a safer world and their offerings continue to evolve with advancements in science and technology. From testing, verification and certification, training and advisory services, data-driven reporting and decision-making tools—all the offerings have one connecting thread: trust. Confidence drives commerce, and trust in the safety, quality, security and sustainability of products and services is essential to market access, business success and better living. UL empowers trust. To fulfill their mission, UL delivers business solutions and their nonprofit affiliate conducts independent research and shares scientific knowledge broadly.


About UL Standards

UL Standards encompass UL's extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In extending its global public safety mission, UL Standards partners with national standards bodies in countries around the world to build a safer, more sustainable world. 



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