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VARIDESK Standing Desk Receives First BIFMA performance Certification from UL

VARIDESK Products Also Receive GREENGUARD Certification VARIDESK, a height adjustable desk manufacturer, recently received the first UL BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacture Association) Performance Certification mark for their Quick Pro Corner standing desk. The UL BIFMA performance mark is the first and only program that certifies that products meet BIFMA standards and provides a basis for evaluating the performance and durability of products.  While much of the office furniture on the market is tested to these standards, UL’s program is the first to certify products to the applicable BIFMA standards and demonstrate continued compliance with routine testing. [...]

UL GREENGUARD Certification Now Included in EPA Standards for US Federal Government

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that UL GREENGUARD Certification is now included in the EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for US federal government procurement. These recommendations are the result of a multi-year stakeholder process, jointly led by the EPA and General Services Administration (GSA), and are designed to put a more formal and rigorous process around identifying standards and certifications that comply with the federal government’s sustainable purchasing requirements. As we have previously mentioned, the president’s Executive Order 13693 requires that 95% of all federal purchasing be environmentally preferable products and services that meet these standards. [...]

Dr. Marilyn Black of UL is presenting on the use of Flame Retardants at NeoCon Tomorrow in Chicago

Listen to Dr. Marilyn Black speak about chemical safety and its relationship to the use of flame retardants tomorrow at NeoCon, 9:30 - 10:30am. The Vice President and Senior Technical advisor of UL, Dr. [...]

UL Announces GREENGUARD Gold Certification for RH Baby & Child Furniture

Northbrook, IL November 3, 2014 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that RH Baby & Child household children’s furniture products have received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. Now offering the largest selection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified household children’s furniture, including cribs, dressers, beds and side tables, RH Baby & Child provides parents with more choices when selecting low-emitting products. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments, and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues. [...]