As the worldwide demand for healthy, sustainable products and buildings continues to expand consumers, designers and building industry professionals are increasingly looking for legitimate standards by which to evaluate product sustainability claims. The GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM provides the market with solutions and resources to ensure healthier buildings and provides manufacturers with credible tools to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute supports its certified manufacturers by actively promoting the GREENGUARD brand in the marketplace and supporting GREENGUARD Certified products.
Indoor air quality is recognized as an important concern in the creation of healthy, high-performance buildings and is therefore recognized as a key component to numerous sustainable building programs and procurement guidelines around the world. Chemical and particle emissions from products, allergens and molds are the primary sources of indoor air pollution and can have significant health impacts on building occupants and economic consequences for building owners, architects and designers. The GREENGUARD Certification Program provides scientific rigor based and is based on best practice guidelines, stringent evaluation criteria and robust verification procedures to effectively control the sources of these environmental pollutants.
GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
A product certification program for low-emitting building materials, furniture, finishes, cleaners, electronics and consumer products. All GREENGUARD Certified products meet stringent GREENGUARD Certification requirements and must undergo both annual re-certification and quarterly quality monitoring testing to ensure ongoing compliance. Certified products are showcased in the free GREENGUARD Product Guide.SM
GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM
A product certification program for low-emitting building materials, furniture, finishes, maintenance and cleaning products, electronics and consumer products used in environments where children and other sensitive populations spend extended periods of time. All GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certified products meet the stringent GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification requirements, including limits outlined in California 01350, and undergo both annual re-certification and quarterly quality monitoring testing to ensure ongoing compliance. Certified products are displayed in the free GREENGUARD Product Guide.
GREENGUARD Building ConstructionSM
A building certification program for newly constructed multifamily and commercial properties that follow 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.