ECOS Paints Earns the Prestigious Declare Label for Transparency, Safety & Eco-Friendliness

ECOS 04/15/2024

We're honored to announce we are the first paint company to be listed in the Declare database; a platform of the Living Building Challenge, which is widely accepted to be the most advanced green building standard in the world!

“ECOS Paint has firmly established itself as a leader in the green building space and we are extremely proud to be the first paint company included in this industry leading database,” said Julian Crawford, CEO of ECOS Paints. “Our paints clearly demonstrate that you can create an extremely high quality product that is also non-toxic* and sustainable**. We’re thrilled to advance both the healthy and green building movements.”

*Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects. **We do not use ingredients identified as of concern in the Living Building Challenge Red List. Our products are certified Red List Free. For details see

Declare is a product database and label created to meet the Living Building Challenge, one of the building industry’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. Considered the 'nutrition label' for the industry, the Declare label offers unprecedented transparency into the ingredients, sourcing, and manufacturing of labeled products.

"ECOS Paints is blazing a new path as the world's first paint company to disclose all its ingredients using our Declare protocol, “ said Jason McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute and founder of the Living Building Challenge. “This is real leadership towards a safer future where we know what's in our products."

In case you haven't heard, we also recently published our Health Product Declarations (integral to LEEDv4 compliance); making us the first paint company in North America to do so.

About ECOS Paints:  ECOS Paints, based in Spartanburg, SC, produces a wide range of  paints and finishes for both interior and exterior applications from wall and trim paints to stains and varnishes. The ECOS Paints portfolio also includes many innovative, specialist paint products including MDF Passivating Primer that adsorbs toxic chemicals from MDF and particleboard, EMR Shielding Paint that blocks ELF/VLF/EMR radiation, and Air Purifying Paint that adsorbs up to 98% of VOCs for up to 5 years. Learn more about our commitment to a more healthy and green environment at For further information contact Julian Crawford at julian.crawford(at)imperialpaintsllc(dot)com or 864.595.3840