's standards for paints and coatings are robust.
Given the high consumer demand for safer cleaning products, the Green Seal
certification shows Oxymagic's commitment to providing a safer carpet and upholstery cleaning method," said Tom DiMaio, CEO of Northeast Oxymagic Development Corp.
The new Green Seal
standard offers greater flexibility for the assessment of VOCs and aligns with VOC limits set by the current California Air Resources Board.
, an organization dedicated to identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, offers three levels of certification, with Gold being the highest.
For example, Green Seal
GS-37 products, which are used for general cleaning purposes, bathrooms, glass, carpet care and other hard surface care, have a prohibition on ingredients known to cause allergic-type asthma, tighter restrictions on ingredients that can cause indoor air pollution and strengthened limits on chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin.
Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, a hotel property of US-based hospitality company, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), has been awarded a Green Seal
However Leed references Green Seal
for some paints and coatings and Green Seal
references the American SCAQMD for further restrictions on VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are present in most conventional paint types, while all environmental standards outlaw certain chemicals which have been found harmful to human health.
Long-Term Living Editor Maureen Hrehocik asked Mark Petruzzi, Green Seal
's vice president of certification and strategic relations, to discuss the Green Seal
certification program and what it can mean to long-term care facility operators.
In October 2008, fayor Richard Daley recognized the efforts of 25 hotels striving for Green Seal
certification, an environmental lodging standard with requirements in such eco-friendly activities as waste minimization, energy efficiency and water conservation.
Additional topics include the requirements for Green Seal
certification, green raw materials, programs to implement green technology and the potential for green coatings.
The 274-room hotel has applied for Green Seal
certification - proof that the business has met a series of standards for environmental responsibility.