As a green flooring industry advocate, Greenwood Flooring International is aware of some of the environmental issues in the industry. To try to help solve some of these issues, we’ve defined the language we use to describe what makes our wood flooring products green.
Our Environmental Attribute Guide is an in-depth explanation of the symbols and language we use as “Eco Attributes”. Our “Eco Attributes” are included in our product details and on all labels.
Third Party Certifiers
|FloorScore The product has met the indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments.|
|The U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) is the driving force of a green building industry, bringing together a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, concerned citizens, teachers, and students. USGBC is the developer and administrator of the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program and the convener of the Greenbuild® International Conference & Expo. LEED® certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home, or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Learn more about LEED® here.|
|MRc4 The product uses materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of materials in the project. The sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content must constitute at least 20% of total materials costs.|
|MRc6 The product uses rapidly renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically harvested within a 10-year cycle or shorter) for 2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products used in the project, based on cost.|
|MRc7 The product uses a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products, which are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Principles and Criteria, for wood building components. These components include, but are not limited to, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, subflooring, wood doors, and finishes.|
|EQc4.4 The composite wood and agrifiber products such as engineered wood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, wheatboard, strawboard, panel substrates and door cores contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.|
Greenwood Flooring International’s Product Attributes
|No Added Urea-Formaldehyde Engineered wood flooring products that contain no – less than 0.001ppm (parts per million) – added urea-formaldehyde in the glues. Greenwood Flooring International uses a newly developed two-part, EPI glue system that contains no added urea-formaldehyde.|
|Low VOC The 3rd Party Certified Low-VOC product emit less than 0.005ppm (parts per million) volatile organic compound chemicals.|
|No VOC The 3rd Party Certified No-VOC product emit less than 0.001ppm (parts per million) volatile organic compound chemicals.|