vG Products are now CRI Green Label Plus Certified!
What this means for you is the following:
- Our Carpet and Tile products are tested for emission levels for seven chemicals as required by Section 01350, plus six additional chemicals. As such, GLP materials have low chemical emissions.
- Subsequent annual, semi-annual, and quarterly testing of certified carpet and adhesive products is based on 24-hour chamber testing for targeted chemicals and the total level of volatile organic compounds (TVOC).
- To receive Green Label Plus certification, our carpet products had to undergo a rigorous testing process, as required by Section 01350 guidelines. This measured emissions for a range of chemicals and was administered by an independent laboratory. The test methodology for small scale environmental chamber testing was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Green Label Plus represents the fourth time the carpet industry has voluntarily enhanced the IAQ standard for its products.
GLP (Green Label Plus) Products Set a Higher Standard for Indoor Air Quality.
Green Label Plus, a voluntary industry testing program for carpet and adhesive products, establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) ever set by the carpet industry. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) created Green Label Plus to identify carpets and adhesives that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. This means that our products qualify for certain LEED point as well as other qualifications. Check with your CvG rep for further details.
GLP Expands CRI’s IAQ Green Label Program.
There is a growing demand to make indoor environments as healthy and “green-friendly” as possible. Choosing the right materials is a critical step. Now any of our Sheet Goods or Tile Good Products pass this test!. Green Label ensures customers they are purchasing among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.
As Green Label Plus was designed for architects, builders, specifiers and facility managers who wanted assurances that carpet and adhesive products meet the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions, you can now point out that our New Architect folders have the GLP stamp of approval logo on them.
GLP Meets California’s CHPS Criteria.
Green Label Plus meets, and even exceeds, California’s indoor quality standards for low-emitting products used in commercial settings such as schools and office buildings.
Working in cooperation with California’s Sustainable Building Task Force and the Department of Health Services, Indoor Air Quality Section, the carpet industry voluntarily enhanced its Green Label program for carpet and adhesives to meet testing protocols used by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).
Under the agreement between CRI and the California agencies, Green Label Plus is acceptable in lieu of Section 01350, the CHPS low-emitting materials criteria for use in schools.
Commercial carpet, carpet tile and adhesives that meet the criteria for Green Label Pus are listed on both the CRI and CHPS websites. You will find us listed under Charles van Gelder Importers, Inc.
We look forward to working with you!
vG is still committed to developing ways to minimize any adverse effects on indoor air quality and helping to maintain the environment. We know that you have more floor covering options than ever before… the latest styles, colors, textures and materials. With our new CRI Plus ratings you will have yet another reason to use our products! Our Team looks forward to the opportunity of being able to help you with your carpeting/flooring projects.