Berkeley Analytical, an independent chemical emissions testing laboratory for product compliance with LEED, CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools), and other rating and certification systems, is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, General criteria for the competency of testing laboratories. Accreditation demonstrates Berkeley Analytical’s technical competence for the methods in its scope.  

“Customers depend on reliable testing of organic chemicals to advance product performance and reduce chemical risks to human health and the environment,” said Raja Tannous, co-founder and laboratory director for Berkeley Analytical. “During the accreditation process we submitted our laboratory’s Quality Management System and our primary test methods to thorough review, and we’re pleased to have independent validation that we deliver consistently high quality services to our customers.”

Leading building product and furniture manufacturers use Berkeley Analytical to independently test and verify their products meet the emissions criteria of product certification and verification programs, and comply with building rating systems. Berkeley Analytical is an approved laboratory for the RFCI FloorScore program; Scientific Certification Systems’ Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold certification programs; the new ICC-ES Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation program (SAVE); and CHPS.

ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard that not only considers management and technical expertise, but emphasizes continual improvement of customer service and the overall Quality Management System.