Basically put, GREENGUARD Certification makes sure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low down emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. Achieving GREENGUARD Certification gives credibility to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with empirical technical data from an unbiased, third-party organization.
If a product has been GREENGUARD Certified, it has been tested and systematically proven to have low chemical emissions, says Scott Steady, product manager for indoor air quality at UL Environment. In other words, it’s guaranteed to provide off only low levels of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.
GREENGUARD Certification standards have established performance-based standards to describe products and procedures with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors. The standards are primarily for structure materials, finishes, interior furnishings, furniture, cleaning goods and electronic tools. The standards establish certification procedures including test methods, permissible emission levels, product trial collection and handling, testing type and frequency as well as program application procedures, toxicity limits and acceptance.
Benefits of Greenguard Certification
The Green Guard Certification Program gives you with the confidence that the goods made for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which gives healthier interiors. This means that manufacturers are capable to develop and clients are able to recognize products and materials having low chemical emissions which support develop air quality and the environment as a whole.
Achieving Green Guard Certification adds credibility to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, supporting them with systematic firsthand data from an unbiased, third-party organization.