Barnwell, South Carolina, March 20, 2012 – Laminate flooring manufacturer Kronotex USA has announced its product line has earned GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification issued by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI).
GREENGUARD Certification is
broadly recognized and accepted by a number of “green” building programs,
including the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® green
building rating system.
The not-for-profit GREENGUARD
Environmental Institute (GEI) establishes product emissions standards to help
reduce people’s exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Products that
achieve GREENGUARD Certification have met these rigorous standards and help
create healthier indoor environments.
With adults spending nearly 90%
of their time indoors – where pollutant levels can be two to five times higher
than outdoor air – achieving good indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a concern
for many home and building owners. Elevated levels of volatile organic
compounds (VOCs) can cause short- and long-term health issues ranging from
triggering asthma and allergy attacks to neurological and respiratory disease.
GREENGUARD Certified products show significant reduction in both the individual
chemicals emitting from the products as well as the overall levels of chemicals
“We are very excited to make this announcement,” said Norm
Voss, Kronotex USA’s president and CEO. “We take tremendous pride our ability
to manufacture high quality laminate flooring in Barnwell, SC that is able to
achieve such stringent standards for low chemical emissions, with regular and
rigorous testing and verification.”
Kronotex USA Obtains GREENGUARD Certification
March 20, 2012