Certifications

FloorScore®

FloorScore® is a third party certification developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and Scientific Certification Systems to meet the strict indoor air quality thresholds set forth by the California Section 01350 program. The certification tests and certifies flooring products in accordance with the volatile organic compounds emissions tested with the criteria set forth in ASTM D5116: Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions From Indoor Materials/Products. Below is the maximum allowable concentration levels for target volatile organic compounds which are known to be harmful to human health.

VOC threshold

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/IAQ/Documents/cdph-iaq_standardmethod_v1_1_2010%20new1110.pdf

 

Referenced: https://www.scsglobalservices.com/floorscore

GreenGuard

GREENGUARD is a third party certification developed by Underwriters Laboratories Environment, in order to guarantee products with low chemical emissions. GREENGUARD follows methods and guidelines outlined by standardized test methods such as: ASTM D5116: Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products & ASTM D6670: Standard Practice for Full-Scale Chamber Determination of Volatile Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s testing protocol for furniture, the state of Washington’s protocol for interior furnishings and construction materials, Germany’s Blue Angel programs, California’s Department of Public Health Services Standard Practice for Specification Section 01350 and the ISO 16000 environmental testing series.

GREENGUARD’s mission is to “promote global sustainability, environmental health, and safety”. GREENGUARD sets strict emissions standards based on established chemical exposure criteria. There are 2 levels: certified and gold. GREENGUARD Gold is accepted by green building standards such as LEED.

 

Referenced: http://greenguard.org/en/index.aspx

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