FOSTORIA, OHIO – Roppe Corporation recently announced that its commercial flooring products have been approved for FloorScore® Indoor Air Quality certification by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), the leading environmental certifier in the United States.
The FloorScore program, developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in conjunction with SCS, tests and certifies flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted nationwide. A flooring product bearing the FloorScore seal has been independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 standard.
These flooring products qualify for use in high-performance schools and office buildings. Products with the FloorScore seal have passed a third-party certification process and are recognized as contributing to good indoor air quality in order to protect human health. Products bearing the FloorScore label meet the indoor air emissions criteria of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), LEED® Green Building Rating System, and the Green Guide for Health Care.
“Roppe has been in the forefront of the green movement since introducing our LEED contributable products under the EcoEffects® brand in 2003, and later qualifying for CHPS compliance in 2006,” says Dee Dee Brickner, marketing coordinator for Roppe. “It seemed like a natural progression for us to seek FloorScore certification as we strive to continue to be a leading flooring partner for green building designs.”
Roppe Corporation has three manufacturing facilities within the continental United States that service the U.S. and International commercial building markets. Roppe manufactures a wide variety of floor covering products designed for the health care and education market as well as the retail, corporate and hospitality market segments. Roppe has been preserving jobs and improving the quality of life for the residents of Fostoria, Ohio, since the company’s inception in 1955. For more information or to find the Roppe certified products list, visit www.scscertified.com/products.