Many of our products have received FloorScore certification. The program was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in conjunction with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), and tests flooring products and certifies production facilities for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted as part of California 01350. The USGBC LEED building program has recognized the Floorscore program.
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The mission of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools is to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools: environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities for a quality education.
CHPS helps facilitate and inspire change in our educational system. The goals of CHPS are to:
- Increase student performance with better-designed and healthier facilities,
- Raise awareness of the impact and advantages of high performance schools,
- Provide professionals with better tools to facilitate effective design, construction and maintenance of high performance schools,
- Increase school energy and resource efficiency, and
- Reduce peak electric loads.
Johnsonite has tested our solutions to the CHPS standards of 01350 and the following products contribute to healthy living in educational facilities. Contributing products are:
Acczent, Aria, Melodia, Optima, Granit, Granit SD, Toro SC, Harmonium xf Linoleum, I.D. Premier, Square, Safe-T Sheet, Roundel, Rubber Stair Treads, Mesto, CityScape, rePLACE Demountable Wall Base, Rubber and Vinyl Wall Base including Millwork, Perceptions, TightLock.
To learn more about CHPS click here.
NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment Standard
The NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Floor Coverings eliminates any confusion or concern of green-washing products’ environmental attributes. The NSF 332 certification process evaluates a product’s life cycle, from its inception to its repurposing or recycling. Using a point-based system, the NSF 332 standard measures six key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, end-of-life management, corporate governance and innovation. When audited against the NSF 332 standard, a product may achieve up to 100 possible points. Based on point values, products can be awarded Conformant, Silver, Gold and Platinum level certifications.
Third party certification, completed by an accredited auditing firm that independently evaluates products, generates trust and helps ensure environmental conformance. We feel this certification process is a necessary step in communicating with our customers that Johnsonite is dedicated to creating sustainable products in an environmentally responsible manufacturing process.
NSF Gold: Azrock VCT, TexTile, All Rubber tile, Aria, Melodia and Contract Plus, Linoleum
NSF Platinum: Ecolibrium, IQ Optima, IQ Granit, IQ Natural
Cradle 2 Cradle Certification
In the cradle to cradle model, all materials used in industrial or commercial processes—such as metals, fibers, dyes—fall into one of two categories: "technical" or "biological" nutrients. Technical nutrients are strictly limited to non-toxic, non-harmful synthetic materials that have no negative effects on the natural environment; they can be used in continuous cycles as the same product without losing their integrity or quality. In this manner these materials can be used over and over again instead of being "downcycled" into lesser products, ultimately becoming waste. Biological Nutrients are organic materials that, once used, can be disposed of in any natural environment and decompose into the soil, providing food for small life forms without affecting the natural environment. Silver Certificate for Linoleum
Many of our products are manufactured in facilities that have received certifications for ISO14001 / ISO9001.