Information About Quality Seals & Certifications from Organizations
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
The main focus of the United States government agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is our environment and its impact on our health. Founded in 1970, the EPA is best known for creating and enforcing standards related to manufacturing and toxic waste removal and cleanup. However, the EPA has long been a supporter of green building initiatives, and the agency has founded several programs that impact homeowners who want to go green.
CRI: Carpet & Rug Institute ONLY THE BEST PASS THE TEST
Carpet cleaning product, methods and equipment are improving all the time, but not all cleaning products clean equally well. CRI tested an assortment of carpet cleaning solutions and equipment and found a wide variance in how well these products work — and discovered that some even damage carpet.
The CRI Seal of Approval program identifies effective carpet cleaning solutions and equipment that clean carpet right the first time and protect a facility’s carpet investment. Not all products clean well enough to earn the Seal of Approval distinction, so look for the blue and green CRI Seal of Approval as proof that you are purchasing or using a quality product.
- Cleaning professionals - Using Seal of Approval certified cleaning products helps your staff do their job better – the first time; it improves customer satisfaction by cleaning carpet better and keeping carpet looking great for longer; and it provides a strong competitive advantage.
- Carpet cleaning product manufacturers - Only the best products can pass the CRI Seal of Approval testing and certification program. Products that pass these rigorous standards have proven cleaning effectiveness and a clear competitive advantage, as studies show that consumers are predisposed to buy a product with a certification like the CRI Seal of Approval.
Green Seal Certification
Green Seal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and the use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Green Seal Certification ensures that a product meets rigorous, science-based leadership standards. This gives manufacturers the assurance to back their claims and purchasers confidence that certified products are better for human health and the environment.
What is Green Seal’s Mission?
Green seal’s mission is to use science-based programs to enable consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
IAQ; Indoor Air Quality Seal
Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is a wholly owned subsidiary and non-profit organization that provides a national forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for the assessment, remediation and management of indoor environments. As an American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Developer, IESO’s mission is to be the foremost developer and provider of voluntary consensus indoor environmental quality standards, related technical information, and services having recognized quality and applicability that promote public health and safety, and the overall quality of life. IESO was founded in 2002 and maintains a headquarters in Rockville, MD.