GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED
FOR LOW CHEMICAL EMISSIONS
At Eco Building Products we are establishing a new industry standard for building with lumber. Eco Red Shield™ Protected Lumber is our eco-friendly lumber that is protected from moisture, fire, mold, wood-rot and termites - without the use of hazardous chemicals or formaldehyde.
Eco Red Shield™ has obtained GREENGUARD GOLD Certification. The protection as offered by Eco Red Shield has been third-party tested in accordance with UL 2821 test method to show compliance to emission limits on UL 2818 Section 7.1 and 7.2. Building products and Interior finishes are determined compliant in accordance with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method V1.1-2010 using the applicable exposure scenario(s).
GREENGUARD GOLD Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System
The GREENGUARD GOLD Certification Program certifies products to GREENGUARD GOLD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit ul.com/gg. In essence, this program requires products meet strict criteria for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC's). Selecting products that have achieved this certification helps ensure the creation of healthier indoor environments, in which people will not be exposed to high-levels of potentially harmful chemicals through the air they breathe. Click here for Eco's certification information.
Eco's GREENGUARD GOLD Certification proves Eco's ability to offer these benefits while maintaining good stewardship of our environment – and in building safer homes and schools. Our goal is to educate consumers, builders and inspectors so that one day this protection will replace raw lumber and become the health standard for all homes and schools built with lumber.
Eco Red Shield™ Significantly Reduces Natural Formaldehyde Off Gassing from Raw Lumber. Independent testing data from Air Quality Sciences (AQS) indicates that raw lumber does not meet California 01350 or GREENGUARD GOLD formaldehyde emissions limits. When Eco Building Products, Inc. compared emissions data from raw lumber to emissions data from the Eco Red Shield coated lumber, we discovered that Eco Red Shield coatings significantly reduced the natural formaldehyde emissions from raw lumber.
GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED FOR LOW CHEMICAL EMISSIONS
We're proud to announce that Eco Red Shield™ has achieved GREENGUARD GOLD certification. GREENGUARD Certified products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit ul.com/gg. While raw lumber cannot meet the requirements of this rigorous certification program, Eco Red Shield™ has been found to significantly reduce the natural formaldehyde off-gassing present in raw lumber.
The Eco School concept is as cool as it is functional. Made with Eco Red Shield™ Protected Lumber and pre-engineered Smart Components® Seismic Walls - these schools are the green way to build fast, smart and sustainable schools anywhere in the world.