GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFICATION
The GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. In addition to limiting emissions of more than 360 VOCs and total chemical emissions, GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California’s Department of Public Health “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1 (2010)” (also known as California Section 01350).
A summary of the allowable emission limits for GREENGUARD Certification and GREENGUARD Gold Certification can be found here.
The complete UL GREENGUARD Standard and Test Method for Building Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings are available for free on UL’s standards site, COMM2000.