We got it!
Four of PROSOCO’s Consolideck® high-performance concrete flooring products for sustainable building construction and renovation have earned one of the industry’s toughest certifications for indoor air quality.
PROSOCO, Lawrence, Kan., is a national manufacturer of products that clean, protect and maintain concrete, brick and stone architecture.
SCS Indoor AdvantageTM Gold certification is the highest SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) certification level available for indoor air quality. Certification includes building materials, office and classroom furniture systems and components, and paints and adhesives.
This level of certification meets North America’s strictest indoor air emission criteria including California Section 01350, which sets health-based exposure limits to indoor air emissions for school children, and CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) for Low-Emitting Products.
SCS, Emeryville, Calif., is a leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services, and standards.
The newly certified goods are Consolideck® LS®, LSGuard®, and LS/CS® -- lithium-silicate hardeners, densifiers and sealers for concrete floors. Consolideck® GemTone color stains for concrete also earned SCS Indoor AdvantageTM Gold certification.
In attaining the certification, these four products meet the strict requirements of California Section 01350, which sets health-based exposure limits to indoor emissions for school children.
SCS, which has been certifying green building products since 1990, awarded the certification after a thorough audit of these products' indoor air emissions. The detailed audit included small scale environmental chamber testing by independent laboratory Berkeley Analytical Associates, Richmond, Calif.
"SCS Indoor Advantage Gold is a health-based certification and sets the toughest limits on indoor air emissions in the building products industry," said Stowe Hartridge-Beam, SCS program manager for indoor air quality. "These four concrete flooring products have met a high bar for indoor air quality performance."
"Our products, from masonry and concrete cleaners and protective treatments to air barriers and our new Consolideck® products for concrete floors, are meant for improving quality of life by improving and protecting the buildings we all live and work in," PROSOCO President David W. Boyer pointed out.
"These four just-certified Consolideck® products in particular have great potential for schools, hospitals and other care facilities," he said. "With this certification, everyone who has anything to do with these products ; specifiers to parents of school kids ; can be confident as I am in their indoor air quality"
For more information, call Gary Henry at 785-830-7343 or e-mail Gary HenryFebruary 2008