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VOC Emissions

At USG, we’re driven by our commitment to create products and services that enable you to create life’s outstanding spaces. And we take great pride in our ability to make that happen. 

We’ve extended this commitment to helping you make a positive impact in the places where we live, work and play by completing GREENGUARD Certification on more than 200 wallboard, ceilings, joint treatment and plaster products.

For more information about GREENGUARD Certification and a list of USG products certified as “low emitting”, click here.

Whether in a home, workplace, school or office, people are spending less time outside. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), exposure to indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than the levels usually found in outdoor air, and can adversely affect health and productivity. Fortunately, there are things we can do to address some of the more common indoor air pollutants.

The UL Environment GREENGUARD Certification program, a unit of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), requires compliance to stringent emissions standards that are broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes around the world. GREENGUARD Certification helps consumers choose building materials with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, which improves indoor air quality.