Green Design

We Are Committed to Clean Air

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), a highly respected resource on indoor air quality, established the GREENGUARD Certification Program in 2001. As an industry-independent, non-profit organization, GEI develops rigorous, consensus-based standards for indoor air quality (IAQ) following globally recognized scientific methods.

Lu-Tek's GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools certified products have been independantly tested for more than 2,000 chemicals associated with environmental health problems. In fact, the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program takes into account the added sensitivity of children and adults with special needs.This standard requires that products meet even more strict emissions limits of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, phthalates and fine respirable particles.

Industry Recognition

Low-emitting products that qualify for GREENGUARD Certification or GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification can be used in a number of ways to qualify for LEED points. They are similarly recognized in a number of ways by many green building programs, including:

  • The USGBC's LEED 2009 Green Building Rating System
  • Green Globes
  • The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB)
  • ICC700-2008 National Green Building Standard
  • Collaborative for High Performance Schools

For more information, visit the GREENGUARD website.

Some of the green building programs that recognize GREENGUARD-certified products: