FABRICS FAQ : green terminology


Green Textile Terms begin with 'G'

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

Global Warming Potential (GWP)

A scale used to relate a compound to the CO2 equivalents to measure the potential heating effects on the atmosphere.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

green

An adjective used to describe something that is perceived to be beneficial to the environment.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

GREENGUARDâ„¢

A certification and labeling program for interior products and building materials in reference to indoor air quality.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

greenhouse gas (GHG)

Certain gases (including water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone and several classes of halogenated carbons that contain fluorine, chlorine and bromine) that allow solar radiation to reach Earth's surface and become absorbed, yet trap thermal radiation leaving the earth's surface. Outgoing thermal radiation absorbed by these gases heats the atmosphere. The atmosphere then emits thermal radiation both outward into space and downward to Earth, further warming the surface.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

GreenShield®

A topical stain resistant finish that utilizes 7-10 times fewer fluorocarbons than similar finishes and releases no VOC emissions. The technology is based on amorphous silica nanoparticles that permanently adhere to a fabric in a mesh network that prevents particles from becoming airborne.
CATEGORY : Finish, Green
SOURCE :     GreenShield®