As a pioneer in the bamboo flooring industry, Teragren has championed strict environmental standards, working with the U.S. Green Building Council to promote their LEED Green Building Rating SystemBecause bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource, all of products contribute to LEED v3 certification under MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials.
All Teragren traditional bamboo flooring, panel and veneer products made with proprietary no-added-urea-formaldehyde adhesive, and formaldehyde-free bamboo countertops/table tops, comply with IEQ Credit 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products. Teragren Portfolio and Synergy solid-strip strand bamboo flooring, stair parts and trim, as well as our strand panels and veneer qualify for LEED v3 IEQ Credit 4.4 because they are manufactured using a phenol-formaldehyde adhesive that emits an average of 0.01 ppm of formaldehyde.
Teragren delivers peace of mind by complying with the highest quality, environmental, and health standards. Our floors are the first in our industry to earn FloorScore-certification, the highest air quality standard in the world. The FloorScore program rigorously tests products for 78 different VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Certified products qualify for use in high performance schools and offices and are recognized as contributing to good indoor air quality in order to ensure human health. All Teragren floors qualify for IEQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems.
All Teragren panels and 1/8" veneer are SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certified. This standard ensures individual VOCs (volatile organic compounds) do not exceed one-half of the defined CREL (chronic reference exposure levels) threshold. Those certified panels which are made with no-added-urea-formaldehyde adhesive contribute to LEED v3 IEQ Credit 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Wood Composite and Agrifiber Products.