Sustainable Product Selection is evolving.
How do you keep up?

As green building continues to evolve and designing for wellness gains momentum finding products that meet program guidelines can be challenging. With a project life cycle of anywhere from several months to several years, how do you ensure products continue to meet your goals, and do that through the BIM workflow?

  • 60% of projects will be green by 2018
  • More than 2.2 million square feet are LEED Certified each day
  • BIM tools lack product sustainability information and most of it requires manual entry

SPOT can help you
simplify product selection.

SPOT connects purchasers
with the most credible product information

  • Architects & Designers

    • Streamline sustainable product selection in BIM design with a free Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp add-in

    • Easily find products that comply major green building rating schemes such as LEED

  • Product Manufacturers & Brand Owners

    • Demonstrate compliance with green credits and sustainable purchasing policies

    • Gain insight into the green purchasing market

    • Increased visibility for products

  • Professional Purchasers & Government

    • Find products that comply with a sustainable purchasing policy

    • Find products that comply with a LEED Existing Building and Operations credits

    • Find products that meet EPA, GSA and DOD purchasing guidelines

Product information submitted to SPOT by manufacturers and partners and curated by UL for credibility.

SPOT Benefits

SPOT can help you automate the sustainable product selection process and collaborate across teams and workspaces.

  • Increase Collaboration

    Account Features

    • Save searches
    • Tag products
    • Create project folders to collaborate across teams
  • Save Time

    Add product data to BIM workflows

    • Enhanced keyword search
    • Download reports
  • Improve Accuracy

    Through access to documentation for LEED, WELL, Green Globes and other rating systems

How SPOT Works

Account Features

  • Save Searches
  • Bookmark Searches
  • Tag products with your own terms
  • Send saved products to collegues

Create Project Folders to collaborate with team members

Create a Project

SPOT Add-ins for Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp

Download for free to:

  • Use the UL SPOT TAG
  • Enhance keyword search
  • Download reports


“...USGBC is committed to improving access to green products that help contribute to the LEED green building system. By collaborating on tools like SPOT we will help project teams with an easy to use search capability to access reliable and high quality product data to help sustainable building grow. - Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council”

“...By leveraging UL’s SPOT platform, we can continue our mission to educate the Japanese market on the importance of green building and provide practical solutions to meet that goal,” – Hiroki Hiramatsu, co-founding chair of Green Building Japan”

“...New partner coming soon”

“...SPOT helps bring Sherwin-Williams sustainability information into one place so customers can easily find products that meet their project needs. Through expanded listings and BIM tools, UL Environment supports us by bringing visibility to the sustainable attributes of our products. - Steve Revnew, senior vice president of product innovation at Sherwin-Williams”

“...The inclusion of Green Label Plus products in SPOT enables our manufacturers to have more exposure for their products on a trusted product platform and helps architects, designers and specifiers access this information during the BIM process.” - Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet and Rug Institute”

“...The collaboration activated by EPDItaly and UL will allow Italian manufacturers in the construction sector to introduce their products with EPDItaly certification to the American market through presence on SPOT, one of the most authoritative American databases of information and dissemination about sustainable economy.” – Lorenzo Orsenigo, General Manager, ICMQ”

“...Together with UL we are committed to empowering institutional purchasers to put their spend behind sustainable products and make a difference.” - Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council”

“...Together with SPOT, the largest credible, sustainable product database, we are providing a compelling solution to assist the marketplace with responsible sourcing.” - Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.”

“...By combining TABC and UL data on SPOT, we will forge a most fertile environment to add value through Legacy Development, while promoting a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, living quality and increased competitiveness in the “Internet of Things”-giving way to a better life through data.” - Mr. Hsu, CEO of Taiwan Architecture & Building Council”

“...The inclusion of CTC certified products in SPOT will enable our manufacturers to have more exposure for their products on a trusted product platform and helps architects, designers and specifiers access this information during the BIM process.”- Zhenzhu Ma, general manager, CTC”