Griffin, GA – March 2010 | Osmose, Inc., the premier supplier of wood preservative technologies, has earned GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification for their MicroPro wood preservative technology from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI).
GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification indicates that a product has undergone rigorous testing and has met stringent standards for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Products certified to this criteria are suitable for use in schools, offices, and other sensitive environments. Certified products are listed in the free online GREENGUARD Product Guide which is a valuable tool for architects, designers, product specifiers, and purchasing organizations that want to locate, specify, and purchase low-emitting products for indoor environments. “By achieving GREENGUARD Certification for their MicroPro technology, Osmose has demonstrated to buyers, retailers, and consumers their commitment to environmental excellence, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable living”, said Henning Bloech, Executive Director of GEI.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industry independent, third-party not-for-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification programs. The mission of the institute is to protect human health and quality of life through programs that reduce chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality. GEI is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) authorized standards developer.
In addition to this new certification, MicroPro technology has also earned Green Approved Product Certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center under the National Green Building Standard program and an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification from Scientific Certification Systems based on Life-Cycle Assessment. Wood products treated with the MicroPro technology can be used indoors as well as in exterior above ground, ground contact, fresh water immersion, and critical structure end uses.
About Osmose, Inc.
Osmose, Inc. is recognized as the premier supplier of wood preservative technologies. The company provides innovative wood preservation and enhancement products, advanced engineering services, and customized marketing services throughout the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. For further information regarding MicroPro treated wood products, visit www.osmosewood.com.
For more information about the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, visit www.greenguard.org.