The International Green Interior Awards team wants to see healthy interior products used by industry professionals in all buildings, every time, everywhere. We have written this blog to showcase interior-related certification for products or projects.
Please note that we aren't recommending, we are just providing a reference point for you. We are only detailing interior-specific programs. There are other programs which consider interiors as part of their wider offering.
FOR INTERIOR FIT-OUT PROJECTS
WELL Building Standard measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at seven factors, or Concepts. The seven concepts are Air; Water; Nourishment; Light; Fitness; Comfort; Mind. More information.
LEED for Interior Design and Construction enables project teams, who may not have control over whole building operations, the opportunity to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people. More information.
Green Building Council of Australia's Green Star – Interiors assesses the sustainability outcomes of interior fitouts across nine holistic impact categories. Nine categories and credits cover Management; Indoor Environment Quality; Energy; Transport; Water; Materials; Land Use and Ecology; Emissions; Innovation. More information.
The BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out Technical Standard allows real estate investors, developers and building owners to assess and mitigate unnecessary environmental damage caused whilst completing a refurbishment or fit out project. The standard covers a broad range of buildings, ranging from commercial buildings such as retail and offices, to residential institutions such as student accommodation and care homes. It also covers public sector buildings, such as education and healthcare. More information.
FOR INTERIOR PRODUCTS
Global GreenTag’s LCRate scores products against six main Sustainability Assessment Criteria and a further twenty plus Life Cycle and Social Criteria: Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Health & Ecotoxicity; Life Cycle Analysis; Social Responsbility & Labour Conditions; Synergy: Makes products more efficient; Biodiversity. More information.
Good Environmental Choice Australia's program follows the ISO 14024 standard and offers global best practice in product certification and ecolabelling to the Australian market. They are designed to reward top performing products and services, and are internationally recognised through GECA’s membership of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). More information.
International Living Future Institute's Declare is a ‘nutrition-label’ for products, providing a clear, elegant and informative method to disclose ingredients. This includes The Red List. More information.
Greenguard certifies interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. All certified products must meet stringent emissions standards based on established chemical exposure criteria. More information.
Cradle to Cradle looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. More information.
EcoStandard South Africa's assessment process considers five categories, of which a percentage can be achieved and up to five stars awarded. These five categories are Resources; Manufacturing; Product Use; Packaging and Distribution; Recyclability. More information.
Green Seal's sustainability standards for products, services, and companies are based on life-cycle research, and are developed in an open, transparent, and stakeholder-involved process. More information.
Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus programs tests carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). More information.
Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association runs the level certification program that focuses on Materials; Energy & Atmosphere; Human & Ecosystem Health; Social Responsibility. More information.
Have we missed your organisation or certification scheme in the list? If so, please email so we can review.