GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Announces New Director of Public Affairs

May 20, 2010, 14:30 ET from GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Director to Lead Organization's Public Outreach and Advocacy Efforts Nationwide

ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mark Rossolo as Director of Public Affairs.  In this role, Rossolo will lead GEI's strategic outreach and advocacy efforts, representing GREENGUARD on the national, state, and local levels and campaigning on behalf of the organization to drive public awareness about indoor air quality issues.  Rossolo will also be responsible for building relationships with key external stakeholders and influencers in the sustainable design and green building industries.


Rossolo brings a wealth of experience in green building, public policy, and government relations to GEI.  Most recently, he managed public outreach and advocacy for the Green Building Initiative (GBI), one of the largest green building organizations in the U.S.  In that position, Rossolo worked closely with lawmakers in 30 states to enact green building policies and legislation.  

"We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute," says Henning Bloech, executive director of GEI.  "His experience in the arena of public policy and advocacy is a boon to our organization.  I have no doubt that under his leadership, GREENGUARD will make great strides toward bridging the gap between 'green' construction and healthy indoor air quality."

Prior to his role at GBI, Rossolo held various positions in communications and legislative affairs, including state senate campaign manager, finance coordinator, and legislative assistant.  A graduate of Washington State University, Rossolo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

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

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