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 The GREENGUARD GOLD Certification requires products meet strict criteria for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Selecting products that have achieved this certification helps aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments. Click here for Eco's certification information.

Eco's recent GREENGUARD GOLD Certification of Eco Red Shield demonstrates our ability to offer these benefits while promoting better indoor air quality. 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 a UL product emissions laboratory 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.


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 While raw lumber cannot meet the requirements of this rigorous certification program, Eco Red Shield™ has been found [via third party testing with Air Quality Sciences, Inc. in accordance with ASTM D5116 protocols] 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.