Type I  'Ecolabels' commonly used in Europe

  

Label (link) Certification Description Products Origin Use area
blue angel Blue Angel The oldest of the environmental labels (1978). Its jury system is strongly featured     Construction materials and  consumer products Germany International
bre environmental profiles BRE Certified Enviromental Profile The UK's only construction materials certification scheme Construction products UK International
british allergy foundation British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval Medical charity providing information and support to allergy sufferers Interior furnishing eg carpeting, bedding etc. UK UK
carbon trust Carbon Reduction Label Certifies a product or service's carbon footprint Primarily aimed at consumers, but can include construction companies and products UK International
certipur CertiPUR label PUR industry-created label. Certifies the content of PUR used in construction and furniture Polyurethane foam Belgium Europe
climatop Climatop Certifies a product's better-than-average carbon footprint Primarily aimed at consumers, but can include construction products Switzerland Switzerland
cradle to cradle Cradle to Cradle Certification Detailed appraisal of products throughout their lifecycle Wide range of consumer and some construction and interiors products USA International
eco institut eco-INSTITUT Measures and certifies lower than average hazardous contents and emissions Building products and furniture Germany International
Energy Saving Recommended Energy Saving Recommended Certifies energy-saving appliances and materials Appliances, windows, insulation UK UKl
Environmentally Friendly: Croatia Environmentally Friendly: Croatia National label certifying low environmental impacts Products including construction materials Croatia Croatia
Environmentally Friendly: Czech Republic Environmentally Friendly: Czech Republic National label certifying low environmental impacts Products including construction materials Czech Republic Czech Republic
EU Ecolabel EU Ecolabel Certifies overall low environmental impact So far: mostly consumer items and some furniture and finishes EC International
EU Energy label EU Energy label Obligatory energy performance rating label Domestic appliances EC Europe
Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Certifies low VOC emissions Construction products and furniture Germany Europe
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification Independent certification of timber chain of custody Timber International International
Green Crane: Ukraine Green Crane: Ukraine  National label certifying low environmental impacts Products including construction materials Ukraine Ukraine
GreenGuard GreenGuard Certifies products for low chemical emissions Building products finishes and furnishing USA International
Environmentally Friendly: Hungary Environmentally Friendly: Hungary  National label certifying low environmental impacts Products including construction materials Hungary Hungary
Environmentally Friendly: Slovak Republic Environmentally Friendly: Slovak Republic National label certifying low environmental impacts Products including construction materials Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
natureplus natureplus Certifies high recycled content (85%) or renewable materials and low emissions Construction products Germany Europe
NF-Environnement Mark NF-Environnement Mark National label certifying low environmental impacts Primarily aimed at consumers, but can include construction products France France
Nordic Ecolabel or 'Swan' Nordic 'Swan' Ecolabel Certifies reduced Carbon emissions Consumer products and some construction materials Scandanavia Scandanavia
├ľkoControl ÖkoControl Certifies use of sustainable materials Furniture, bedding etc Germany Austria, Germany
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) The timber industry's own endorsement of national certification schemes Timber Switzerland International
SCS FloorScore SCS FloorScore US flooring industry's own certification scheme of low chemical emissions Hard flooring USA International
Waterwise Waterwise Certification of efficient water appliances Water appliances UK UK