Interview with Julie Scarcella

Julie Scarcella, founder of EcoSpex has been on a seven-year mission to create and launch her company: an on-line tool to help design and construction professionals quickly find sustainable, energy-efficient and heathy products.

– You’ve been working on EcoSpex for quite a while. Why do you think it is important?

We have found that less than 5%  of purchasers and specifiers in the construction industry trust  sustainable product information supplied by manufacturers, and only about 20% trust that coming from conferences, associations and industry peers. This lack of trust impedes green building.

EcoSpex ends the procurement dilemma by offering the design, construction and utility sectors access to an online tool that simplifies sourcing and specifying [sustainable, healthy, energy and water products and systems]. It helps industry professionals quickly find products which have been third-party verified.

Information is collected from manufactures claims and are vetted by internal and external technical experts. The EcoSpex verification team evaluates data through a comprehensive Verification Process for accuracy, validity, relevance, and completeness. WE are the middle man between our users and the manufactures.

Users access the data for free in a centralized source of trusted product data via its online platform — providing peace of mind and cutting the product research time by up to 90%.

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