Glossary: GREENGUARD® Certified

GREENGUARD Certification

GREENGUARD Certified products are scientifically proven to meet some of the world's highest chemical emissions standards, to help reduce the impact of indoor air pollution and the risks of chemical exposure in order to create a healthier indoor environment.

GREENGUARD Certification standards follow guidance of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) testing protocol for furniture, the state of Washington's protocol for interior furnishings and construction materials, Germany's Blue Angel Program, and California Section 01350, among others. The GREENGUARD Certification Program has test methods and emission limits for three product groups: Building Materials and Furniture and Furnishings, Electronic Equipment, and Cleaning and Maintenance Products. GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and requires lower total VOC emission levels for sensitive populations.

GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create -- and helps buyers identify -- interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. UL Environment acquired the GREENGUARD Certification program in 2011, further advancing its mission of promoting global sustainability, environmental health, and safety.