Greenguard and Greenguard Gold
Greenguard certification essentially ensures that products for indoor use comply with strict upper limits to chemical emissions for a healthier room atmosphere. Greenguard Gold sets even stricter certification criteria with added emphasis on the safety of at-risk groups such as children and the elderly. This ensures products that are suitable for use in places such as schools and healthcare facilities. Both the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building rating system (LEED) reference the Greenguard program.