CHICAGO - Sixty exhibitors are showcasing products with environmental and sustainability achievements certified by SCS Global Services (SCS) at NeoCon, North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. The manufacturers include some of the leading names in commercial interior design.
Well-crafted environmental and sustainable furniture, flooring, textiles, building products and more are increasingly in demand by architects and designers. At Neocon 2013, this is clearly in evidence. With more private businesses paying attention to energy efficiency and environmental safety, and local municipalities and schools requiring LEED construction for new and existing buildings and their interiors, green products have become a necessary part of the equation.
SCS offers an array of certifications that help companies meet requirements set by LEED and other organizations. Examples include:
•BIFMA level® – The ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard is the benchmark of sustainability performance for office and institutional furniture. Certification confirms commitment to environmental and social leadership practices throughout the product life cycle, including company operations and supply chain.
•SCS Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold for Indoor Air Quality – Certified products support a healthy and safer indoor environment by meeting the strict indoor air quality standards, and qualify for LEED low-emitting materials credits, comply with ANSI/BIFMA X7.1/M7.1, meet CA 01350, and set up products to achieve the highest possible PHAROS score under the Healthy Building Network.
•FloorScore® – Resilient floor coverings bearing the FloorScore label meet the indoor air quality emissions criteria of LEED, CHPS, The Green Guide for Health Care, and are recognized by a long list of healthy building programs.
Among the many exhibitors showcasing SCS certified products are:
•AIS – A leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, AIS stands out with feature-rich product lines that are made sustainably. It has achieved Indoor Advantage, Indoor Advantage Gold, and BIFMA level® certification, and is committed to supporting a healthy and sustainable natural environment. Showroom 10-86.
•Johnsonite – This award-winning flooring company not only provides customers with beautifully crafted customized flooring solutions, but is also leading the way in its sustainable manufacturing practices. FloorScore® Certified American-made I.D. Freedom Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Plank collection and ARCADE™ Rubber Sheet Flooring is on display, along with the high-performing Harmonium xF™ Linoleum collection. Showroom 8-4080.
The complete list of exhibitors featuring SCS-certified products is available here.
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