SCS Indoor Advantage certifications demonstrate that products meet indoor air quality standards pertaining to emissions that may be harmful to human health and the environment.
SCS Indoor Advantage applies to furnishings and qualifies for the BIFMA furniture emissions standard, while SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification applies to furniture plus a broader range of interior building materials such as paint, carpet, and insulation. Gold-level certification meets California Section 01350 IAQ standards for both residential and commercial application. Both certifications help products qualify for low-emitting material credits within the LEED rating systems.
Learn more: SCS Indoor Advantage website
Conformity with SCS Indoor Advantage's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following The Indoor Advantage laboratory testing protocols adhere to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Practice D5116 for small-scale chamber product testing and ASTM Practice D6670 for full-scale chamber testing. These protocols define the procedure by which product samples are tested in controlled chambers to determine the emission rate of each chemical on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Chronic Reference Exposure Levels (CRELs) list as well as for any chemical listed as a probable or known carcinogen or as a reproductive toxicant.
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Last updated: 26 May 2016