Helping in the Transformation to Healthier, Sustainable Buildings
Action Floors is committed to innovation and the manufacture of products that support a greener AND healthier environment. Not only are there financial and environmental benefits of green and healthy building practices, employee productivity and general mental health has been shown to improve and maintain over time.
As green building continues to evolve, more emphasis is being placed on the construction of structures that are sustainable and healthier. Buildings committed to providing a healthier environment include features such as incorporating in more daylighting, designing for areas that encourage physical activity, and low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOC). For example, volatile organic compounds can be found in paints, particle materials, and adhesives.
Did you know
According to the Dodge Data & Analytics: The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016 report, the top feature most likely to increase in the next five years for building projects is enhanced air quality.
Almost two thirds, or 64%, of respondents in the study believe enhanced air quality will be an important feature of their projects. Respondents included US building owners, architects, interior designers and contractors. Feedback from this group suggests that improved air quality will be become a common feature, and will be an expected feature in the near future.
Action Floors can meet today’s rigorous indoor air quality (IAQ) emission requirements of architects and building owners. We are a provider of FloorScore®-certified flooring.
FloorScore was developed in 2005 by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI). It is the most recognized IAQ certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives and underlayments. The FloorScore certification:
- Conforms to the requirements of California Specification 01350 (Standard Method v1.1)*
- Conforms to the requirements of the SCS-EC 10.3-2014 IAQ Standard
- Qualifies for many green building initiatives: WELL, BREEAM, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), LEED v4 criteria for low emitting materials (flooring and flooring adhesives)
In addition to providing FloorScore-certified flooring options, our proprietary Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) satisfies all the requirements of Product Category Rules (PCR) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and follows international standards, including ISO 14044, ISO 14025, and ISO 21930 for building products.
To learn more about our FloorScore-certified products, and how they can be a part of your healthier building project, please visit our FloorScore page or contact us using the form below. As buildings continue to show benefits of being healthier for the environment and for the people who use them, we will remain committed to providing flooring options that enhance green and healthy building practices.
*FloorScore laboratory testing is conducted according to California Specification 01350, which includes the Chronic Reference Exposure Level (CREL) concentrations established by the California Office of Environmental Health
Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and procedures developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).