A host of popular Phifer Inc. screening products—BetterVue®, UltraVue®, PetScreen® and TuffScreen®—have attained the new, elite GREENGUARD Select Certification from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), ensuring healthier air quality. Phifer’s insect screening collection is also certified as meeting the stringent GREENGUARD Children and Schools standards for commercial use.
The new GREENGUARD Select Certification ProgramSM is designed to meet the latest in scientific and market requirements for VOC and formaldehyde emissions, including showing compliance with the 2012 updates to the California section CA 01350 emissions standard. The Select Certification designates emissions performance based on modeling to specific indoor environments where the product will be used, such as commercial, healthcare, educational and homes. In addition to stringent VOC and formaldehyde level limits, certified products must meet lead and phthalate content requirements as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Information Act.
These insect screening products join a list of other Phifer interior and exterior sun control products in achieving this designation, marking the company’s continued commitment to being environmentally conscious. All products certified by GEI must pass a series of rigorous emissions tests and undergo quarterly tests, as well as annual re-certification, to ensure their low emission status is maintained. GEI is an independent, third party, unbiased nonprofit organization founded to create healthier indoor environments, improving public health and quality of life by testing and certifying low chemical-emitting products and materials and helping manufacturers build better and safer products.