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Keeping in Mind IAQ Design and Build Fundamentals in a COVID-centric World

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“All it takes is a sneeze. Whether you’re working at home or in an office, that simple sound triggers a response. For most people, it goes something like this: “Hmm, maybe it’s just a winter allergy. No, that sounded more like a cold. What if there’s a fever? How do I know if it’s the flu or COVID-19? How do I know those germs aren’t spreading through the HVAC system?”  

Fortunately, there are multiple rating systems and certifications already available to help guide the design and construction of buildings that support occupant health, whether during a pandemic or not.”

RFCI Launches ASSURE CERTIFIED™

Program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile
Press Release

LA GRANGE, Ga., January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services announce a new program to ensure the continued growth and popularity of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. The program is called ASSURE CERTIFIED™.

“As part of our mission to support the interest of resilient flooring, RFCI and member manufacturers determined there was an urgent need to establish industry-wide standards for Rigid Core LVT quality, no matter where it’s made,” explained Dean Thompson, president and CEO of RFCI.

Manufacturers Scramble to Meet New EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Compliance Deadline

Certifier SCS Global Services prepared to help companies meet expedited schedule
Press Release

April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - By the beginning of June this year –less than two months away – virtually all composite wood products manufactured or sold in the United States, as well as products made with composite wood components, must meet tough formaldehyde standards. As a result, manufacturers of hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, and a wide range of products containing these materials, are now racing the clock to have their products certified in time to demonstrate compliance.

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You: Improving the Air We Breathe Indoors

By Steve Kooy, SCS Global Services
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Forty years ago, if you didn’t see it, you weren’t worried. Today, given advances in science and technology, we now understand that gases and micro-pollutants in our air –even those we can’t detect by sight or smell –can impact our health and well-being. Air quality is no longer something we can judge by our senses alone, especially indoors. 

The Growth of Green Product Certification in China

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The Chinese characters for “China” (zhong guo) – middle (中) and kingdom (国) – translate into a worldview that places China at the center of the world. This worldview is more of an economic reality than ever given China’s meteoric ascension to global powerhouse status. What does this mean for the green and sustainable products market?

SCS Global Services Approves VITO to Conduct VOC Emissions Testing for its Indoor Air Quality Certifications

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MOL, Belgium, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted international leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has partnered with VITO, a premier independent research and technology organisation based in Mol, Belgium, to provide volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage™, SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold,

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