UL Environment Adds Greenguard to Its Certification Portfolio

Air Quality Sciences (AQS) and its certifying body, Greenguard Environmental Institute, will become part of UL Environment.

NORTHBROOK, IL - UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an independent product safety certification organization, announced it has reached an agreement with air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) to acquire AQS and its certifying body, the GREENBUARD Environmental Institute. AQS and GREENGARD are the market leaders in North America for product emissions testing and third-party indoor air quality certification.

AQS helps manufacturers identify the chemicals being emitted from their products using state-of-the-art equipment and testing laboratories. GREENGUARD certification helps manufacturers communicate their sustainability message to the marketplace by providing assurance that their products have been independently evaluation for low chemical emissions. The internationally recognized GREENGUARD Certification mark and the GREENGUARD Product Guide are indispensable tools that help manufacturers showcase their products' optimal indoor air quality performance.

"This acquisition combines AQS's world-class technology and expertise, as well as GREENGUARD's brand recognition and scientific rigor, with UL's trusted history of standards development, testing, and compliance to create a more comprehensive solution for testing and certification," said Steve Wenc, president of UL Environment. "Together, we'll help consumers, regulators, and other interested parties make informed product purchases by providing clarity around indoor air quality claims."