Thermaflex®, a leading flexible duct manufacturer, announces that its Thermaflex Pro Series flexible duct products for commercial HVAC use have earned the stringent new GREENGUARD Certification for Children and Schools.
The new program, an extension of the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification Program, uses the most rigorous product emissions criteria to date to create a product certification for low-emitting products and materials suitable for use in daycare and school facilities. The program serves to help protect children from exposure to high levels of potentially harmful chemicals released by many products used indoors.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), approximately half of all schools in the U.S. have problems with indoor air quality-with indoor air as much as 100 times more polluted than outside air. Children spend a large amount of their time in the more than 120,000 public and private schools in the country and are more susceptible to pollutants because they breathe in proportionately more air than adults. Indoor pollutants, therefore, can have a much greater effect on children than adults.
“For our children to excel, they must be given the chance to learn and develop properly in classrooms that will not make them sick,” said John Weyker, director of Thermaflex’s commercial HVAC division. “Thermaflex is dedicated to providing products and materials that will help promote healthy indoor air quality so our children and teachers can thrive in healthy environments.”
The GREENGUARD Children and Schools Product Certification Program complies with the State of California’s Department of Health Services Standard Practice for testing chemical emissions from building products used in schools. Products earning the certification can be used toward earning credits in the CHPS Best Practices Manual for K-12 schools.
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Thermaflex is a global leader in the flexible duct industry for both commercial and residential HVAC applications. Based in Abbeville, SC, Thermaflex continues to lead the way in developing innovative products that meet the market’s need, enabling professional to be more productive and profitable. Thermaflex® brand heating, venting and air conditioning ducts have earned the reputation in North America as the industry’s premier brand.