GREENGUARD Certification Standards for Low-Emitting Products

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) has established performance based standards to define goods with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors, primarily building materials, interior furnishings, furniture, and maintenance products. The standard establishes certification procedures including test methods, allowable emissions levels, product sample collection and handling, testing type and frequency, and program application processes and acceptance.

GEI certifies products across multiple industries. Please click on the following categories, available from BSI, to review their specific emissions criteria.

Systems Furniture
Freestanding Furniture
Desks and Tables
Files & Storage

GREENGUARD Certification is a referenced standard for furniture and other interior product manufacturers specified in projects based on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating System. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® furniture earns points toward projects receiving certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors, LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core & Shell, LEED for Existing Building and LEED Canada for Commercial Interiors programs.

To achieve GREENGUARD Certification, each product must pass a series of demanding tests required by GEI that confirms the product has low chemical emissions, which promotes better indoor air quality. GEI monitors these products each quarter to ensure they maintain low-emitting status. GEI’s mission is to advance public health and quality of life through programs that improve the quality of indoor air.

Most everything you may want to know about Greenguard certification
A General Overview
Basic Facts About Indoor Air Quality
GreenBuilding Credit Standards
Information on LEED Credits
Greenguard Certification Advantages

Each of these BSI products has received Greenguard certification.

Ergonomic Seating
Pride Ithaca Ithaca Ultra Sterling 2 Sapphire Snap Breathe
Lounge, Side and Stacking
Dakota Piper Cheyenne Revelation Solitude Navigator Alta
Systems 21 Powerworks
Flexstation Volition T4 Adjustable Venus Overheads
Novel 3200 Series  
Files and Storage
Series 21
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