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Green Label Program

Green Label Program

Green Label Program Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental consideration, especially since we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. In 1992, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) launched its Green Label program to test carpet, cushions and adhesives to help identify products with very low emissions of VOCs. CRI has recently launched its next series of improvements called Green Label Plus for carpet and adhesives. This enhanced program sets an even higher standard for IAQ and ensures that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market. Using scientifically established standards, the Green Label Plus program symbolizes the carpet industry's commitment to a better home environment.

Quick facts

  • Green Label and Green Label Plus ensure that customers are purchasing among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.
  • CRI designed the Green Label and Green Label Plus programs for architects, builders, specifiers and facility mangers, who want assurances that carpet and adhesive products meet the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions.
  • Green Label Plus represents the fourth time the carpet industry has voluntarily enhanced the IAQ standard for its products.
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