What Does the CRI Green Label Mean?

What Does the CRI Green Label Mean?

The CRI Green Label is a certification from the Carpet and Rug Institute to improve the health of indoor spaces. Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental consideration, especially since we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. In 1992, CRI launched its Green Label program to test carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Subsequently, CRI launched the Green Label Plus programs for carpet, adhesives and cushion. These enhanced programs set higher standards for IAQ and ensure that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market.  Using scientifically established standards, the Green Label Plus program symbolizes the carpet industry’s commitment to a better environment for living, working, learning and healing.

Quick facts

  • Green Label and Green Label Plus ensure that customers are purchasing  the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.
  • CRI designed the Green Label and Green Label Plus programs for architects, builders, specifiers and facility managers who want assurance that carpet, adhesive and cushion products meet the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions.
  • Green Label Plus represents the fourth time the carpet industry has voluntarily enhanced the IAQ standard for its products.

Green Label Plus measures up

Green Label Plus is an example of CRI’s leadership in the best practices of environmental responsibility. Look for the CRI Green Label Plus logo as proof that the product has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory and has met stringent criteria for low emissions.

  • UL tests carpet, adhesive and cushion samples using the most up-to-date, dynamic environmental chamber technology.  The test methodology was developed in cooperation with the U.S. EPA and has been adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as D5116 – Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products.

Green Label merges with Seal of Approval for vacuum certification

CRI’s Green Label vacuum certification program has merged withCRI’s Seal of Approval program to combine the stringent standards of carpet cleaning effectiveness and indoor air quality into one program.

 

Learn more at the Carpet and Rug Institute.

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