• GREENGUARD Select Certification

  • GREENGUARD Select adds market clarity by certifying products for use in specific environments—commercial, educational, healthcare and home 

    The GREENGUARD Select Certification Program℠ offers manufacturers increased flexibility—and choice—when it comes to communicating their product emissions performance to the marketplace.

    Participating in this elite program demonstrates market leadership in minimizing chemical exposure from products based on recommendations and requirements from public health agencies.

    Program Marks

    Products certified under this program bear the GREENGUARD Select CertifiedSM mark that designates the environment model in which the products have been tested.



           GREENGUARD Select Education Mark      GREENGUARD Select Healthcare Mark    GREENGUARD Select Home Mark

    Overview of Criteria

    GREENGUARD Select uses the stringent emissions criteria of the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification ProgramSM with additions to meet the latest scientific and market requirements. Key additions and updates include:


    • Volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits

    • Lower formaldehyde emissions requirements (driven by California Air Resources Board and California Department of Public Health’s 2012 CA 01350 requirements)

    • Lead and phthalate content requirements (as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Information Act)

    • Commercial furniture testing protocols (as defined by BIFMA)