LOS ANGELES—Samsung, a leader in technology and manufacturer of Staron Solid Surface and Tempest, has been granted Greenguard certification by the Greenguard Environmental Institute for its Staron Solid Surface material, including the new Staron Tempest line, as well as its all-acrylic sinks and bowls.
Each of the product lines has passed the requirements of two Greenguard certification programs. Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified product certification is granted for low-emitting interior building materials, furnishings and finish systems. The more stringent Greenguard for Children & Schools certification is granted for low-emitting interior building materials, furnishings and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments.
“Healthful interior environments are achieved through group efforts,” says Dale Mandell, Staron Surfaces national sales manager. “Poor indoor air quality is usually due to a cumulative effect of several individual finish materials off-gassing potentially harmful compounds. Our Greenguard certification provides architects and designers an alternative to less healthful finish materials, particularly where casework and worktop materials are concerned.”
The successful two-month certification process included a 168-hour period during which the Staron products were tested for potential off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde. The positive results streamline the process for attaining points toward LEED for Commercial Interiors certification in its Environmental Quality (EQ) 4.5 section. Any architect, builder or developer who includes Greenguard-certified Staron products in commercial, institutional or multi-family housing projects will no longer have to wait for the otherwise lengthy LEED certification process for its “Low-Emitting Materials, Systems Furniture and Seating” category.
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