SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards developer, has issued its Indoor Advantage Gold certification for indoor air quality to a majority of KI's line of furniture products, making them eligible for LEED credits and other international green building rating systems. KI, based in Green Bay, WI, manufactures furniture and movable wall systems for education, healthcare, government, and corporate markets.
"As a furniture innovator, KI places a high emphasis on design and functionality while simultaneously addressing important environmental attributes," said Stowe Beam, Managing Director of SCS Environmental Certification Services division. "We are pleased that KI has earned SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification to further demonstrate its success in minimizing indoor environmental impacts while providing great products."
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for indoor air quality certifies products that are low in volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. The standard mandates an auditing process and testing regimen to verify that products meet consensus-based VOC emission parameters, and that manufacturing is guided by an adherence to internationally recognized quality management principles. The certification qualifies products for LEED low-emitting materials credits for furniture, complies with ANSI/BIFMA X7.1/M7.1, meets CA 01350, and sets up products to achieve the highest possible PHAROS score under the Healthy Building Network.
"Environmental performance is at the forefront of our manufacturing practices," said Norman Nance, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives at KI. "With the Indoor Advantage Gold across many of our products, we are confident that we are meeting our twin goals of minimizing impacts while providing transparency about our products."
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