Environmental Programs & Declarations
Many Ecore products have the potential to contribute points to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); but, since credits are based on the performance of all the products involved in a particular project, there is not one stand-alone product that can guarantee you will obtain LEED credits. It is the combination, and the weight of each, that is critical.
Ecore's products are designed to meet stringent criteria required to help earn points under 2 of the 5 categories of LEED-Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality. Based on these criteria, ECORE products can assist specifiers by potentially contributing toward earning up to 8 LEED points in Building Design + Construction and Interior Design + Construction, 4 LEED points in Building Design + Construction: Homes/Midrise, and 4 LEED points in Operations + Maintenance. For more detail on which Ecore products can assist in contributing toward earning LEED® credits, see the LEED guides on each brand's website.
Most Ecore products are FloorScore certified to qualify for use in high performance schools and office buildings. The FloorScore program was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in conjunction with SCS Global Services, which tests and certifies flooring as well as flooring adhesives products, and certifies production facilities for compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emission requirements. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are evaluated using health-based specifications. Flooring and adhesives that earn FloorScore certification qualify for use in high performance schools and office buildings. Products bearing the FloorScore label meet the indoor air emissions criteria of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and LEED Green Building Rating Systems.
Environmental Product Declaration
An Environmental Product Declaration, EPD®, is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025 (Type III Environmental Declarations).
An EPD is defined by its Product Category Rules (PCR). PCR are documents that define the rules and requirements for EPDs of a certain product category. They are vital for the concept of environmental declarations according to ISO 14025 as they enable transparency and comparability between different EPDs based on the same PCR.
Many of Ecore's products have gone through the rigorous EPD process, including a comprehensive life cycle assessment according to ISO 14040 standards. Our EPDs were prepared by SCS Global Services based on the NSF International Product Category Rule (PCR) for Flooring: Carpet, Resilient, Laminate, Ceramic, Wood. Following completion, our EPDs were externally verified by FFK LTD as conforming to the requirements of ISO 14025:2006 and ISO 21930:2007. This also meets LEEDv4 requirements.
To view the EPD for each product, see the Product Declaration page on the brand's website.
- Forest rx
- Terrain rx
- Pinnacle 2
- Galaxy rx
Health Product Declarations
Health Product Declarations (HPDs) disclose the potential hazards associated with a building product ingredient. HPDs were created by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, whom established the Open Standard which consists of a defined format and rules for reporting.
- ECOsurfaces (Classic, ECOmax)
- Everlast (Everlast, UltraTile)
- ECOsilence/ QT Sound Control
- ECOsurfaces (ECOrx, ECOfit)