Leed and FloorScore®
The LEED certification of premises is based on an evaluation model defined by the non-profit-organization Green Building Council, which also grants the certification. Premises are evaluated according to the environmental loads of its location, water usage, energy efficiency, use of materials and indoor conditions.
LEED certification is granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an independent industry organization.
FloorScore® is a comprehensive U.S. certification system for floor coverings that is based on the LEED point system. Zero, Xpression, LifeLine products and Quartz tiles have passed the FloorScore® test for environmental approval. To be granted FloorScore® certification a product must pass demanding emissions tests to ensure that the product does not release any compounds that are detrimental to the quality of indoor air. Regular factory audits are also required.
FloorScore® certification is based on the LEED point system and is granted by the US Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI).
Der Blaue Engel
Established in 1978, Der Blaue Engel is the oldest voluntary environmental approval for materials and services. To be granted the right to use this label a product must pass demanding emissions tests to ensure that the product does not release any compounds that are detrimental to the quality of indoor air.
Upofloor's Zero and Xpression product family has been granted the Der Blaue Engel label by the following German agencies: The Environmental Label Jury, the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety, the German Environment Agency and RAL gGmbH.
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Upofloor's Der Blaue Engel Certificate