What is GREENGUARD Certification?

Sustainability. Air quality. Overall health. You’d be pressed to find anyone not interested in these features for their employees. Considering we spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors; it’s no surprise that concerns have recently arose regarding what chemicals are being emitted by the products we use every day…Chemicals which affect our Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ. Individuals in environment with low IAW can experience headaches, fatigue, and eye, nose and throat irritation among other symptoms. Long term exposure can cause cancer, and damage to the heart, liver, kidneys and central nervous system.

As a way to improve IAQ, GREENGUARD was founded in 2001, and acquired by UL in 2011. Over the last 17 years GREENGUARD has served as an independent third-party certification and has become a trusted source for sustainable, low-emission products. All products go through a rigorous testing every year to determine what chemicals, if any, will be emitted.

The GREENGUARD Gold certification serves as the standard for sensitive individuals like children, the elderly, and the immune-compromised.  However, there is no reason that GREENGUARD certified products can’t be used everywhere, as they also contribute to LEED certification. Thinking these ‘good for you’ products will break the bank? Think again! Some of our favorite, affordable, products are GREENGUARD certified.

Haworth Very Family

First and foremost, the entire Haworth Very family is certified GOLD. You can read more about the Very family of seating here.

Haworth Compose Connections

Compose Connections provides a dynamic open-plan environment that provides flexible access to power and data. This modular system can easily grow with you business and be reconfigured when the time comes.

Workrite Cascade Counterbalance Sit and Stand Desk

Standing desks are immensely popular, but sometimes electric desks are not always possible in the desired environment. Enter Workrite Cascade Manual Standing desk. This desk comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and can accommodate up to 85 pounds!

Groupe Lacasse C.I.T.É

C.I.T.É stands are collaborative, innovative, teaming, and environments. This furniture system adapts to current and future needs with an edgy, urban feel. In addition to being GREENGUARD certified it’s also keeping up with the latest BIFMA standards.


If you need help selecting items that will encourage health and wellness not only for your team but the environment, give us a call – we’d be happy to help.