VOC Indoor Air Quality Certification

Intertek’s Environmental Indoor Air Quality testing and certification program independently verifies compliance to BIFMA e3, California CDPH, and LEED certification requirements.

ETL Environmental VOC Certification program has been accepted by USGBC for LEED v4 EQ Credit Low Emitting Materials. (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/low-emitting-materials-third-party-certification-table) Our expert teams of engineers utilize globally recognized ISO 17025 accredited test labs to test your furniture’s indoor air VOC emissions for applicable compliance. Intertek’s proprietary ETL Environmental VOC Certification program provides three classes of certification and the use of the recognizable ETL Environmental VOC logo for product packaging and client marketing.

VOC ETL Environmental
The first class, the VOC certificate shows conformance to ANSI/ BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard credit 7.6.1.

VOC+ ETL Environmental
The second, the VOC+ certificate states conformance to ANSI/ BIFMA e3 standard credits 7.6.1, 7.6.2 and / or credit 7.6.3 which includes California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.1 01350 (2010).

Formaldehyde Free
The third class, the Formaldehyde-Free program administered by Intertek includes compliance to the second class listed above, VOC+ ETL Environmental, and compliance to formaldehyde requirements for ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) and no added formaldehyde resins. 

Download our White Paper
Understanding VOC Emission Certification in Furniture Products

Our latest white paper, Understanding VOC Emission Certification in Furniture Products, explains more about acceptable product VOC emission testing requirements, standard test methods, and relevant testing and certification schemes for the United States and Canada.

Benefits of ETL Environmental certification include:

  • Measuring the environmental impact of the products VOC emissions for indoor air quality
  • Opportunity to revise product manufacturing materials and processes that could improve environmental impacts
  • Compliance to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) EQ Low Emitting Materials credit
  • Compliance to ANSI/ BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard credit 7.6 Low Emitting Furniture
  • Promote environmentally friendly sustainable furniture products in the marketplace
 
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