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Programs and Certifications

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Karndean is a member of the United States Green Building Council and our products qualify projects for LEED credits.

 LEED System  Applicable Category and LEED Credit Name
 NC (New Construction)  EQ4.3, Low Emitting Materials - Flooring Systems
 EB (Existing Buildings)  MR3, Sustainable Purchasing - Facility Alterations
 H (Home)  MR2, Enviormentally Preferable Products





Our flooring and adhesives meet the strict indoor air quality emissions criteria of FloorScore®, meeting the “for school classroom and private office parameters” standard and LEED Credit 4.3.

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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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  • 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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