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Intertek Approved by USGBC as Certification Body for LEED Green Building Rating System


Third-party program allows for faster recognition of environmentally-friendly construction projects.

Boxborough, MA, August 01, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions, has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a qualified certification body for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Intertek is one of a select few registrars that have been approved to review LEED project submissions as part of a two-year pilot program. By leveraging Intertek’s substantial technical expertise, USGBC can continue to effectively meet the increased demand for LEED certification, while developing a third-party certification scheme.

The LEED rating system is designed to support and certify "green" building design, construction, and operations. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Intertek auditors completed extensive training in which they studied the requirements for the various LEED rating systems, such as New Construction, Existing Buildings, and Commercial Interiors.

"Intertek is proud to support this growing initiative in environmental sustainability," said Calin Moldovean, president of Intertek’s management systems certification group. "With Intertek as a third-party reviewer, building owners and operators can be assured that they will receive their LEED recognition faster than ever before."

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About Intertek’s systems certification services
The Systems Certification business unit of Intertek provides management systems audit and registration services to a variety of internationally-recognized standards. These services provide global market access to customers by providing evidence that their management systems are effective and continuously improving. Visit www.intertek-sc.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions, serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 21,000 people in 110 countries around the world. For further information, visit www.intertek.com.
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