The Green Bay, WI-based company received GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification® for low emitting products by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) for recent introductions.
Added to the list of KI‘s already GREENGUARD certified products:
Two classroom seating collections, Dorsal® and Intellect Wave™; two lines of tables, Inquire® and Athens®; storage collection, Smart Touch™; and the new Strive® Seating Collection.
GREENGUARD Certification is a referenced standard for furniture and other interior product manufacturers specified in projects based upon the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System.
“As more facility managers seek LEED certification, they need environmentally friendly products that can help them achieve it,” said Norman Nance, IIDA, AP, vice president-marketing, KI. “KI is continuing to design furniture that encompasses customers’ needs for products that are safe, aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and help earn points toward LEED certification.”
To achieve GREENGUARD Certification, each product passed a series of demanding tests required by GEI that determined the products have low chemical emissions. GEI will monitor these products each quarter to ensure it maintains low emitting status.
GEI’s methodology for testing and certifying furniture was developed and validated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Technology Verification Program. Realistic, worst-case configurations of a product’s components and materials are developed and placed in the environmental testing chambers.