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Programs and Certifications

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Karndean is a member of the United States Green Building Council and our products can help projects earn LEED® points.

 

The table below describes the applicable LEED® v4 credit criteria. 

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  Credit   Pathway
  MR: Environment Product Declarations   Option 1: Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
  EQ: Low-Emitting Materials   Category 3: Flooring via FloorScore® certification

 

 

 

FloorScore®

Our flooring and adhesives meet the strict indoor air quality emissions standard of FloorScore® by carrying a low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) test certificate and meeting the “for use with Children and Schools” standard, specifically CAL1350.

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WELL v2

Through our FloorScore® certification, our products can contribute towards WELL v2 projects. Backed by the latest scientific research, the WELL Building Standard includes strategies that aim to advance health by setting performance standards for design interventions, operational protocols and policies and a commitment to fostering a culture of health and well-being.

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NSF/ANSI 332

Most of our products are certified to NSF/ANSI 332, the foremost US standard by which to evaluate and certify the sustainability of resilient floor coverings across the entire product life cycle, including both environmental and social aspects of the production and use of LVT.

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Assure Certified™

All of our rigid core products are Assure Certified™ by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and SCS Global Services.

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Other

  • Our products are listed on the ‘mindful MATERIALS’ database, which allows architects and designers access to transparent environmental information about our products.

  • Samples recycling program available through our partners at Material Bank.

  • Listed in the SCS Global Services Green Product Guide.

  • Products are free from BPA (bisphenol A), formaldehyde and phthalates

  • Products comply with California’s Proposition 65 and are free from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

 

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