Indoor Air Quality

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Novalis products undergo strict indoor air quality testing. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are potentially harmful chemicals that can be emitted by furniture and furnishings. Novalis products meet some of the world’s strictest VOC emission limits, earning FloorScore, Indoor Advantage Gold, and GREENGUARD Gold certifications.
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FloorScore®

FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by SCS with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a leading industry trade association of flooring manufacturers and suppliers, it qualifies for many green building schemes including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS.

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GREENGUARD Gold

The GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total VOC emissions levels than GREENGUARD to help ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments like schools and healthcare facilities. In addition to limiting emissions of more than 360 VOCs and total chemical emissions, GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the state of California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH).

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Indoor Advantage Gold

The Indoor Advantage Gold standard aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 and X7.1, and CA 01350. It is recognized by the EPA and GSA, and qualifies for many building rating systems, including LEED v4, BREEAM, WELL Building, and Living Building Challenge.