Third Party VOC Certification Program

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Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) (www.chps.net/manual/lem_table.htm)

CHPS maintains a table listing products that have been certified by the manufacturer and an independent laboratory to meet the CHPS Low-Emitting Materials Criteria-Section 01350-for use in a typical classroom, including adhesives, sealants, concrete sealers, acoustical ceilings, wall panels, wood flooring ,composite wood boards, resilient flooring (includes rubber) and carpet.

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FloorScore (www.scscertified.com/iaq/floorscore_1.html)

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) certifies for the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (the trade association that promotes resilient flooring) that resilient flooring meets the 01350 VOC emission requirements.

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GreenGuard: Certification for Children & Schools (www.greenguard.org)

Air Quality Sciences (ACS) certifies for GreenGuard that furniture & indoor finishes meet the lower of 01350 VOC emission requirements or 1/100 of TLV (Threshold Limit Value an industrial workplace standard developed by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)) that covers many VOCs not covered by 01350. Ask for the Children & Schools Certification. GreenGuard’s basic certification program (under which many more products have been certified) is significantly less rigorous.

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GreenLabel Plus (www.carpet-rug.com/News/040614_GLP.cfm)

The Carpet & Rug Institute (the trade association that promotes carpet) certifies that carpets and adhesives meet 01350 VOC emission requirements. Ask for GreenLabel Plus.

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Green Seal Certified Products (www.greenseal.org/certproducts.htm#paints)

Paints & coatings that meet the GreenSeal VOC (volatile organic compounds) content standards do not contain certain excluded chemicals and meet certain performance requirements. This is a VOC content certification only and does not deal with emissions.

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Indoor Advantage Gold (www.scscertified.com/iaq/indooradvantage.html)

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) certifies that wall coverings, systems furniture, casework, insulation and other non-flooring interior products meet 01350 VOC emission requirements. Ask for Indoor Advantage Gold. SCS’s basic Indoor Advantage program is significantly less rigorous.

 

 

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