The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) unveiled GreenFormat, a Web-based database of green product information, at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) unveiled GreenFormat, a Web-based database of green product information, at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.

CSI demonstrated the new resource, accessible at www.greenformat.com, during the conference, drawing interest from manufacturers, designers, specifiers and other construction professionals who make product choices in construction.

GreenFormat is a new CSI format that provides a standardized framework for identifying the sustainable properties of building products. The free, Web-based search offers a fast-and-easy, unbiased approach to evaluating green product information, saving time for designers, specifiers, and constructors. Like all CSI’s standards and formats, MasterFormat divisions organize GreenFormat. Its downloadable results are spec-friendly.

The requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System are among the standards referenced within GreenFormat's search to help searchers achieve their green project goals.

CSI is offering manufacturers a free one-year subscription of product listings on GreenFormat for a limited time.

For more information, visit www.greenformat.com.