September 9, 2010
GREENGUARD Announces New Manager of Science and Standards
Manager to oversee development of GREENGUARD standards, scientific processes, and technical programs
Atlanta, GA—The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Englert as Manager of Science and Standards. In this role, Englert oversees all of GREENGUARD’s technical programs, including standard development.
Englert brings over a decade of experience in environmental science to GREENGUARD. He comes to Atlanta from Washington, D.C., where he served as a scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over four years. In that role, he worked on issues related to the Code of Federal Regulations, managed laboratory studies, and helped develop test methods for use in real-world scenarios.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brian to our organization,” says Henning Bloech, executive director of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. “His technical expertise in critical subject matters like health and environmental science adds tremendous value to the GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM. I am confident that Brian will help keep GREENGUARD at the leading edge of health and sustainability.”
Prior to his work at the EPA, Englert was a post doc and subcontractor for a major NASA research project, a research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and organic laboratory instructor at the University of South Carolina. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Englert holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Environmental Health Science with a minor in chemistry from Western Carolina University.
About GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.