The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute has developed some of the world’s most recognized and referenced third-party certification programs focused on improving indoor air quality. Chemical emissions from products and mold growth are the two primary sources of indoor air pollution and both can have significant health and economic consequences. The GREENGUARD Certification programs provide the best practice guidelines, evaluation criteria and verification procedures necessary to control the sources of these problems.
GREENGUARD Certification provides manufacturers and building owners with a tool to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute supports its certified partners by aggressively promoting the GREENGUARD mark in the marketplace and actively supporting companies that earn GREENGUARD Certification.
Reducing Chemical Emissions
GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
A product certification program for low-emitting building materials,
furniture, furnishings, finishes, cleaning products, electronics and
consumer products. All GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified products
meet stringent certification requirements and must undergo both annual
re-certification and quarterly quality monitoring to ensure ongoing
compliance. Certified products are showcased in the free GREENGUARD Product GuideSM
GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified
product certification program for low-emitting building materials,
furniture, finishes, cleaning products, electronics and consumer
products used in environments where children and other sensitive
populations spend extended periods of time. All GREENGUARD Children
& Schools Certified products meet the stringent GREENGUARD Children
& Schools Certification requirements, including limits outlined in
California's Department of Public Health Services Standard Practice for
Specification Section 01350, and undergo both annual re-certification
and quarterly quality monitoring to ensure ongoing compliance.
Certified products are displayed in the free GREENGUARD Product GuideSM
GREENGUARD Building ConstructionSM Certified
A building certification program for newly constructed multifamily and
commercial properties that follows best practice guidelines for
preventing mold and moisture intrusion during design, construction and
ongoing operations. Building projects are registered and must undergo
review during design, construction, and initial operational phases. A
building project compliant with ANSI/GEI-MMS1001, achieves GREENGUARD
Building Construction Certification. This standard is available for
purchase. Certified buildings can be viewed in the free GREENGUARD Building Guide.