Did you know indoor air pollution is 2-5 times higher than that found outdoors?
Contributors to poor indoor air quality include inadequate ventilation, poor cleaning, and/or excessive emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Because people now spend 90% of their time indoors, breathing poor quality air increases the risk for a variety of health concerns.
While industry insiders know that LEED certification has become the standard for environmentally safe projects, a relatively unheard of certification that is quickly rising in demand is FloorScore®. Developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), hard surface flooring and adhesive products are now rigorously tested and independently verified by a 3rd party certification organization for compliance with indoor air quality emissions requirements. FloorScore® measures the most important risk to indoor air quality, the emission levels of specific VOC’s found in flooring products. A FloorScore® certification means that the product actually contributes to good indoor air quality.
Fewer VOC’s = Healthier Air = Healthier Humans.
As an FSC® certified manufacturer since 2009, Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company continues to take a proactive approach to maintaining the delicate balance between man and our environment. Having recently completed the rigorous certification process for our engineered wood flooring (unfinished and finished), we are proud to receive the FloorScore® seal of approval. Offering yet another layer of confidence and commitment to providing safe and sustainable products for our architect, designer, developer and commercial partners.
FloorScore® certified products qualify for many rating systems and include the following:
● USGBC – Contribute to LEED credit EQ4.3 (flooring systems)
● California Section 01350 Specification Standard Method, Version 1.1 (2010)
● ANSI/GBI 012010 – Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings
● ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings
For more information on Woodwright’s new certification and our other related green building products (such as Reclaimed Woods, Regional and FSC® materials and VOC complaint finishes) contact your Woodwright Architect+Design consultants or view our certifications.
To learn more about indoor air quality, please the EPA website for details.