What’s your flooring’s FloorScore®?
Is your flooring promoting healthy indoor air quality? How do you know? It’s easy to find out. Just look for the FloorScore® seal. If you see FloorScore®, you can breathe easier. Literally.
FloorScore® was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) together with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to test and certify flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted in California.
What is FloorScore® IAQ Certification?
When it comes to indoor air quality, a primary concern is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs). FloorScore® IAQ Certification means that a flooring product is indepentantly certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Hundreds of resilient flooring materials and their adhesives bear the FloorScore® seal. This seal tells you that the products have been independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 standard. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality. The FloorScore® certification means healthier, cleaner air. And that means healthier humans.
What environmental programs recognize FloorScore® certified products?
- U.S. Green Building Council LEED Rating System
- LEED for New Construction (NC)
- LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI)
- LEED for Core and Shell (CS)
- LEED for Healthcare (HC)
- LEED for Schools
- LEED for Homes
- LEED for Existing Buildings (EB)
- Green Guide for Health Care
- ANSI/GBI 01-2010 Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings
- ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings
- NAHB ANSI National Green Building Standard
- Collaboration for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
- CSI Green Format
- HBN Pharos Project
- NSF/ANSI 332-2010 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings
- Florida Green Home Standard
- City of Scottsdale Environmental Rating System
- EPA Tools for Schools Program
Why everyone should care about indoor air quality?
IAQ is important because, if you’re like most people, you spend around 90% of your time indoors. If you’re breathing poor quality air, you could be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems, including headaches, dizziness, and more serious long-term condition