GREENGUARD Certification – Strict Independent Laboratory Tests for Low Emmissions
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. As an ANSI Authorized Standards Developer, GEI establishes indoor air standards for indoor products, environments, and buildings. GEI’s mission is to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air. A GEI Advisory Board consisting of independent volunteers, who are renowned experts in the areas of indoor air quality, public and environmental health, building design and construction, and public policy, provides guidance and leadership to GEI.
The GREENGUARD Certification Program(SM) is an industry-independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials. In 2005, GEI announced the GREENGUARD Children & Schools standard, the most stringent certification until the GREENGUARD Select certification was created in 2012.
GREENGUARD Select is a rigorous, environment-specific indoor air quality certification that takes the GREENGUARD Certification Program to the next level of precision and clarity. It builds upon the GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification by adding stricter criteria for formaldehyde emissions, lead and phthalate content, and stricter commercial furniture testing protocols, and volatile organic compound content levels.
Currently Naturepedic products are the only mattress and bedding products that have achieved the GREENGUARD Select certification.
Use of the GREENGUARD mark indicates that a GREENGUARD Environmental Institute approved laboratory has tested and evaluated representative components of a product as well as the complete product, and has determined that the product meets GREENGUARD Emission Standards and that the products are subject to ongoing testing requirements.
For more information on GREENGUARD, please visit http://www.greenguard.org/, or call 1-800-427-9681.
Naturepedic® Mattresses are GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED® and Certified for GREENGUARD Children & Schools(SM). They are also GREENGUARD Select certified.