Products bearing the Green Wise label have been tested and certified by Coatings Research Group, Incorporated to meet environmentally determined performance standards established by CRGI’s ISO-accredited facility for specific product types, and to meet or exceed the VOC requirements of LEED® for most applications. Green Wise certified products do not contain certain chemicals which have been determined to be harmful to humans or our environment. To see a list of these chemicals please see our Performance Standards. Coatings Research Group, Inc. is an active member of the United States Green Building Council.
Coatings Research Group, Incorporated is an international organization of paint manufacturers, staffed with degreed chemists, and recognized the world over for its high quality technical work and scientific reporting. The CRGI laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited by ANAB.
Being an ISO-17025 certified laboratory means that CRGI is audited annually for all critical paint test methods.
- Consistent, industry-standard, statistically validated test methods are used
- Properly run by certified and trained scientists & chemists
CRGI designed the Green Wise paint standards and test methods with scientific input from member paint chemists. The result is the development of a truly green standard by which paints are accurately measured. All Green Wise testing is done independently by CRGI and member companies do not perform any testing. The Green Wise program is available to members and non-members.
GREEN WISE GOLD
Green Wise Gold products have been tested and certified to pass the indoor air quality requirements of the California 01350 Small Chamber Emissions Test, and to contain less than 5 grams VOC per liter, even after tinting with specified colorants. Green Wise Gold certified products meet the same performance and durability standards as the original Green Wise certified products.