Green Building Certifications

The Living Building Challenge℠ 3.1

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment.

  1. Imperative 8-3 – Healthy Interior Environment of the Health & Happiness Petal
  • CDPH V1.1 (2010) Documents – Some of PID Floors products have been tested in accordance to this standard.
  1. Imperative 9 – Biophilic Environment of the Health & Happiness Petal
  • Natural wood surfaces have been shown to improve mental engagement, lowered blood pressure, improved creative performance, positively impacted attitude, and overall happiness.
  1. Imperative 10 – Red List of the Materials Petal
  • PID Floors products have Material Safety Data Sheets with VOC disclosure, HPDs, ingredients’ lists, and statement of compliance with the Red List.
  1. Imperative 12 – Responsible Industry of the Materials Petal
  • PID Floors offers FSC® certified wood flooring options.
  1. Imperative 13 – Living Economy Sourcing of the Materials Petal
  • PID Floors has several factories located across the U.S. and maps are available to show distance of manufacturer to project sites.
  1. Imperative 19 – Beauty & Spirit
  • Hardwood flooring products bring a sense of the natural beauty of the outdoors indoors through the aesthetic qualities of the way the planks can be finished.

The WELL Building Standard™

The WELL Building Standard™ is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings and communities globally. WELL Certified™ spaces harnesses the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being and comfort.

  1. Feature 1 – Part 1 – Air Quality Standards
  • Standards for Volatile Substances – PID Floors products aim to lower emissions levels of formaldehyde, and Total VOC.
  1. Feature 4 – Part 3 – VOC Reductions
  • VOC emissions levels limits in accordance with CDPH Standard Method V1.1 (2010).
  1. Feature 25 – Toxic Material Reduction
  • Hardwood flooring products allow for the limitation of harmful chemicals associated with flame retardants. PID Floors have products finished without the use of phthalates, urea formaldehyde and isocyanates.
  1. Feature 26 – Enhanced Material Safety
  • Some of PID Floors products are Cradle to Cradle™ Material Health Certified.

Passive House

Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time. This standard is used to design Net-Zero Energy Buildings. One of the requirements of improving efficiency of a building is based off the airtightness of a building. This standard calls for the airtightness to be a maximum of 0.6 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals pressure (ACH50).  Building materials used within tightly built, energy efficient buildings should not compromise the quality of the indoor air environment and ultimately prevent jeopardizing the health of the building occupants.

Disclaimer

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication; however, we do not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy and completeness of the above information.