CertainTeed Fiber Glass Insulation Meets Strict New Standards of
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed
Corporation, one of North America's leading building products
manufacturers, continues its commitment to high-quality
standards by meeting the stringent GREENGUARD Product Emission
Standard for Children and Schools(TM). CertainTeed fiber glass
insulation batts, wraps and premium blowing wool products,
including InsulSafe(R)4 and OPTIMA(R), all meet the rigorous
"Our fiber glass insulation is designed to improve indoor
comfort, and that includes thermal performance, acoustical
performance and having a positive impact on indoor air quality.
I'm proud our products have received the stamp of approval by
GREENGUARD for use in schools," says Howard Deck, President of
CertainTeed's Insulation Group.
Developed by the industry-independent GREENGUARD Environmental
Institute (GEI), the tough new scientific standard provides
school administrators, facility professionals, parents and
teachers an accessible guideline for finding low-emission
products and materials for use in daycare facilities and
schools. Products that have passed the GREENGUARD Product
Emission Standard for Children and Schools test can be found
online at http://www.greenguard.com/ .
According to GEI, a typical school can have up to four times as
many occupants as an office building for the same amount of
floor space, leading to much greater occupant density. And
because children are still growing and breathe proportionately
more air than adults, indoor pollutants can cause more severe
health effects in children. Products, such as CertainTeed fiber
glass insulation, can more effectively protect school children
from exposure to high levels of potentially harmful pollutants.
"CertainTeed continues to support the betterment of indoor air
quality by manufacturing quality insulation with low emissions.
Ability to meet the new criteria for children and schools is
testament to CertainTeed's commitment to the community, their
customers and our children," says Carl Smith, CEO and executive
director of GEI.