From the Wires
GREENGUARD Responds to Consumer Demands for Healthy and Green Products
By: PR Newswire
Jun. 17, 2009 10:00 AM
Rubbermaid products achieve GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification
Rubbermaid, a well-known consumer brand, is the latest manufacturer to certify to the stringent GREENGUARD Children & Schools(SM) standard. Rubbermaid manufactures an assortment of products for indoor environments and has certified its wire shelving used in many residential storage applications.
"We are excited to add Rubbermaid to our list of participating manufacturers," said Dr.
Current residential green programs including LEED(R) for Homes and the ANSI National Green Building Standard(TM) (from the National Association of Home Builders) recognize the importance of good indoor air quality. These programs award numerous material credits for using low-emitting products certified by the GREENGUARD Certification programs.
To achieve GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Rubbermaid's products were screened for more than 10,000 different volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including phthalates and formaldehyde. This certification signifies to consumers that these products have passed rigorous and frequent test requirements and that they do not release potentially harmful chemicals into the indoor air.
"Rubbermaid strives to provide the best products possible to consumers, and achieving GREENGUARD Certification is just one way we continue to demonstrate our corporate commitment to environmental stewardship," said
Rubbermaid joins the more than 200 participating manufacturers in the GREENGUARD Certification Program(SM). Other consumer products certified include paint, mattresses, cribs and children's furniture. For a complete listing of all GREENGUARD Certified products visit the free online product guide at www.greenguard.org.
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About GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
Founded in 2001, GEI is an industry independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification programs. The Institute's mission is to protect human health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air that people breathe. As an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air standards for building materials, interior products, electronic equipment, indoor environments and buildings. The more than 200,000 GREENGUARD Certified products must meet stringent; third-party standards for low chemical emissions based on established health standards and undergo rigorous testing and verification processes on a regular basis. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by a number of "green" building programs, including the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED(R) program. An online guide of GREENGUARD Certified products is available at no charge at www.greenguard.org.
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