APEX Wallcoverings and the Environment
/ APEX Wallcoverings and the Environment
APEX Wallcoverings Promote Healthier Indoor Air Quality
Wallcoverings used for interior projects directly impact indoor air quality (IAQ). Those that emit lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during their installation and over the course of their useful life are the optimal choice for supporting healthier IAQ. The best choice are those that offer high performance, while also being environmentally sensitive.
Indoor air quality is an environmental issue we take very seriously.
And it’s an environmental issue everyone should take seriously. Our manufacturer, Len-Tex Corporation, incorporates Clean Vinyl Technology™ (CVT) into all of their wallcoverings. Their innovative CVT technology formulation contains NO phthalates, heavy metals or formaldehyde, eliminating the chemicals and associated health risks typically found in vinyl wallcoverings. Click here for details.
The result? APEX wallcoverings meet many rigorous standards, including:
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is the recognized global leader in providing environmental standards and certification for indoor air quality measurements. Their SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification is accepted by BREEAM, and meets the criteria of the most stringent threshold for indoor emissions, California Section 01350, which uses human health-based standards for indoor air quality.
California 01350 standard for low VOCs and healthy indoor air quality
Pass rating for the State of California Special Environmental Requirement 01350. The product was tested under the 96-hour protocol measuring emissions rates of each chemical on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Chronic Reference Exposure Limits.
Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS) initiative
Certified to meet the Low-Emitting Materials criteria of the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS section 01350) for use in a typical classroom. For more information on CHPS, visit their website at www.chps.net.
These third-party certifications confirm our company’s dedication to healthier living spaces and work environments and are a cornerstone of our business.
Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative Member
Committed to full product transparency.
Len-Tex Corporation continues to take a leadership role in the wallcovering industry by becoming a Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative Member. As members, the Len-Tex team is invited to participate in various Technical Committees, Technical Sub-Groups, Advisory Panels, and Communities of Interest.
“The HPD Collaborative’s HPD Open Standard has become established as the leading industry standard for reporting building product content and associated health information. It is incorporated as a reporting tool in many leading certification programs, such as LEED v4 and WELL, and is also the foundation for industry harmonization efforts to establish a single method that can simplify reporting – and also improve the accuracy, consistency, and reliability – of information about building products and health.”– HPD Collaborative
Our Published Health Product Declarations (HPDs) let you see EXACTLY what’s in our wallcoverings.
Len-Tex Health Product Declaration Key Features:
- Full disclosure of chemical components used in the manufacturing of our wallcoverings, down to 1000 ppm
- Contributes to LEED v4 credits — Material Ingredients Reporting
- Allows specifiers to make informed decisions on product options that affect human health
Contact us to request additional information.
Published Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Len-Tex Corp. participated in an EPD certification from SCS Global.
Len-Tex Corp. is proud to have participated in the development and publication of a company-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the wallcovering products we manufacture.
This EPD conforms to ISO 14025, 14040, ISO 14044, and EN 15804. It is recognized for contributing credits in the LEED v4 Material and Resources Credit 2.
Click the link below to download the EPD for:
- Vinyl Wallcoverings on Non-Woven Backing
- Vinyl Wallcoverings on Woven Backing
Full Transparency on our Cleaner Chemistry
We have eliminated the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality.
Len-Tex Corporation is dedicated to producing wallcoverings that promote healthier indoor air quality (IAQ).
Our innovative Clean Vinyl Technology™ formulation addresses the chemicals and associated health risks typically found in vinyl wallcoverings and identify the safe alternatives used in CVT™.
Len-Tex Clean Vinyl Technology™ demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of our vinyl wallcoverings. And with all of our product components being made in the U.S.A., we are proud to play a part in safeguarding American jobs.
U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC) Member
As part of our commitment to sustainability,
Len-Tex is a member of the USGBC.
Len-Tex believes strongly in the USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. We continually work to find new innovative ways to produce and manufacture cleaner products, promoting an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
For more information on the USGBC, visit their website.
LEED is Green Building
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community, and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Our Clean Vinyl Technology™ Wallcoverings can contribute to LEED credits!
In addition to potentially qualifying a project for material reporting and low emitting materials credits, our Reclamation program may lead to additional LEED credits for your renovation project!
Click here to learn how Clean Vinyl Wallcoverings can contribute to LEED v4 credits.