Andersen windows and doors and Renewal by Andersen replacement windows have received Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage(tm) Gold Certification for indoor air quality. This level of certification meets North America’s strictest indoor air emission criteria, namely the California Section 01350 Specification, the strictest standard in the U.S. This certification is based upon rigorous, peer-reviewed science and uses the health-based exposure limits required by the state of California for school children. Certified products meeting the CA 01350 specification are automatically accepted to other environmental rating programs, including LEED and CHPS.
Today Andersen and Renewal by Andersen are the only window and patio door brands to receive this certification.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is an important issue because many people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, either at home, work on school. Owners improving their homes are increasingly interested in ensuring what goes into their home doesn’t degrade the indoor air quality or is harmful to the environment.
“When we hear pollution, we usually think of auto emissions or smog. But the increase in chemical sensitivities and allergies can be aggravated by gases released indoors from building products,” said Gerry Rogers, owner of Mr. Rogers Windows in Hampton Roads, VA and metropolitan Charlotte, NC.
“It’s a great feeling to be associated with Andersen – a company concerned and committed enough with these health and environmental issues to lead the industry in energy-efficiency and sustainability.”
Products Mr. Rogers carries that are specified in the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification include Andersen 400 Series and 200 Series Doors, and Renewal by Andersen replacement windows.