UL GREENGUARD Certification provides manufacturers with a competitive advantage by evaluating the health impacts of products. Two tiers of certifcation are available: GREENGUARD Certification and GREENGUARD Gold Certification.
GREENGUARD Certification emissions limits were first used as purchasing specifications for the U.E. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Washington for furniture and commercial building products. GREENGUARD Certification criteria have been the basis for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit for low-emitting furniture since 2002. Office furniture products that are GREENGUARD Certified are also compliant with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA)X7.1 standard.
GREENGUARD Gold Cerfication
The GREENGUARD Gold Certification Standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total volatile organic compound (VOC) emissonslevels to ensure that products are acceptable for se in environments such as chools and health care facilities. In addition to limiting emissons of more than 360 VOCs and total chemcial emissons, GREENGARD Gold Certifed products mut also comply with the requirements of hte state of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissons from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, (also known as California Section 01350). Office furniture proudcts are GREENGUARD Gold Certified are also compliant with the BIFMA X7.1 stardard.
GREENGUARD Certifcation helps manufacturers make and market products that have low chemical emissions and contribute to the healthier indoor air. GREENGUARD Certified products are recognized, referenced or preferred by more than 450 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools and building codes around the world.
The GREENGUARD Certifcation Mark communicates that representative samples of a prouduct have undergone rigourous scientific testing to meet some of the world's most stringent chemical emissions requirements. This certification gives manufacturers a distinct competitive advantage in a marketpalce in which consumers are increasingly concerned about the potential health effects of products.