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  • GREENGUARD Building Construction
    Certification Program

  • The GREENGUARD Building Construction Certification Program certifies commercial and multifamily new construction and extensive renovation projects that follow best practice guidelines for preventing moisture intrusion during design, construction and ongoing building operations. Buildings undergo comprehensive evaluations and incorporate a series of steps for preventing moisture and mold growth. This program's criteria is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard entitled ANSI/GEI-MMS1001.

    Program Mark

    Products certified under this program bear the GREENGUARD Building Construction Certified mark

    Building Certification Process

    A building project obtains GREENGUARD Building Construction Certification by following key implementation and verification stages as shown below:

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    • Design Construction Acceptance Occupancy
      DESIGN >> CONSTRUCTION >> ACCEPTANCE >> OCCUPANCY

      Assessment and evaluation of building design to identify elements, processes or materials that trigger moisture problems


      ▪ Initial project overview
      ▪ Design and
        construction document
        review
      ▪ Moisture management
        specifications for
        contractors

      Regular on-site monitoring and document reviews during construction processes


       

      ▪ Implement Mold and  
        Moisture Management
        Plan (MMMP)
      ▪ Construction staff
        training
      ▪ Contractor document
        reviews
      ▪ Building material
        reviews                     

      On-site inspection and operations and maintenance (O&M) planning to ensure moisture and mold prevention

       
      ▪ Implement O&M Plan
        for moisture/mold
        prevention (OMP)

      ▪ Moisture mapping and
        building clearance
        tests

      ▪ Final report and
        qualification of building
        for GREENGUARD
        Building Construction
        Certification

      First year, on-site reviews of moisture management processes


       



      ▪ Operations and
        maintenance staff
        training

      ▪ Quarterly site visits

      ▪ Ongoing moisture
        management guidance

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