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What is GREENGUARD?
The furniture in your home or office have a direct impact on the indoor air quality. To ensure air remains fresh and healthy, furniture manufacturers comply to standards that limit emissions of unwanted chemicals.
GREENGUARD certification is one standard that ensures office furniture will not have a negative impact on indoor air quality. It is an internationally recognized certification that most furniture manufacturers comply with. Choice Office Furniture carries many products that are GREENGUARD certified, and many more that are reviewed by other certifications to be low emitting. Learn more about BIFMA (another certification) in our previous blog post.
Indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor environments. Considering most workers spend most of their time indoors, air quality is a serious concern.
One of the biggest factors of indoor air quality is emissions of chemicals from products, furnishing and furniture. These chemicals are called â€œvolatile organic compoundsâ€ (VOCs) and they can cause a range of health impacts.
The best way to improve indoor air quality is to not let products with high levels of VOCs into your home or office. GREENGUARD certification is one way to make sure the furniture you are using does not impact your health.
In office furniture, VOCs are most common in upholstery and textiles. This means that chairs and other seating are the most common products that are GREENGUARD certified.
The High-Back Executive Chair by Office Star is a classic office chair that has achieved GREENGUARD certification. With padded polished aluminum arms and a leather seat, this chair fits into any office type - all while keeping office air clean.
For lounge seating, the Tribute Series by OFGO is GREENGUARD certified. It is a soft seating collection that is noticeable for its elegant forms. Not only is the Tribute Series GREENGUARD certified, but the series also meets the required for LEED low-emitting materials.
Tables can also be GREENGUARD certified. The HON Cafeteria table series are GREENGUARD certified, making them perfect for schools and other indoor environments where there are lots of children.
Visit our Calgary showroom to view more products that are GREENGUARD certified.