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In 2009 President Obama issued Executive Order 13514 for Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This order required the Federal government to demonstrate leadership in the use of sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, goods and services.

With the launching of Green Squared® earlier this year, our industry has set sail and is ready to conquer new and exciting opportunities in the sustainability marketplace. With hundreds of products already certified and a warm reception by the A&D community thus far, the program is on course and running with great momentum. So, where are we with Green Squared today and what can be expected as we move through the second half of 2012 and into 2013 and beyond?

The ANSI A138.1 standard for sustainable tiles and tile installation materials establishes criteria for products throughout their full life cycle. Over the past several blog entries, we've reviewed the first four sections of the standard. This time, we'll have a look at the fifth and final section, Innovation.

Establishing sustainability criteria for products throughout their full life cycle, ANSI A138.1 is divided into five sections. Throughout the past several blog entries, we've reviewed several different sections of the standard. This time, we'll have a look at the fourth section, Progressive Corporate Governance.

Establishing sustainability criteria for products throughout their full life cycle, ANSI A138.1 is divided into five sections. In past blog entries, we reviewed the first two sections of the standard. This time, we'll have a look at the third section, End of Product Life Management.