The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has unveiled the new Green Label Plus independent testing program for carpet that meets or exceeds California's indoor environmental quality standards for low-emitting products used in commercial settings.

Working in coordination with California's Sustainable Building Task Force and the Department of Health Services, Indoor Air Quality Section, the carpet industry voluntarily upgraded its Green Label testing program to meet or exceed testing protocols used by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

Green Label Plus represents the fourth time in the 12-year-old program that CRI has enhanced its carpet testing standard.