The ECC Program was launched at the beginning of 2012 for North American manufacturers of composite panels.

"North American composite panel producers have quickly embraced the rigorous new ECC Sustainability Standard for their production," said CPA president Tom Julia. "CPA is pleased to offer ECC certification to the rest of the value chain now as a verifiable way of showcasing products with a low carbon footprint, low emissions, and a great life-cycle story."

The underlying ECC Sustainability Standard is the basis of the ECC Certification Program and is the first such comprehensive standard for industry products in the world, says the CPA.