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MAPEI leads the way with sustainability certifications

Deerfield Beach, Florida MAPEI Corporation is proud to announce that it has completed the certification process for  SCS Indoor AdvantageGold 2021 and now has a total of over 375 products (in the United States and Canada) that  are certified for low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These certifications include products in the following  categories: architectural coatings, sealants, adhesives, underlayments, Mapeheat™ products, mats, membranes,  accessories and more — including all of MAPEI’s product portfolio that can be used in interior applications. 

“We aimed to certify products so every project type, no matter how high or low the budget, can include healthy,  sustainable products,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI North America. “Now, all MAPEI products that  can be used on the interior of a building have achieved SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification.” 

The MAPEI products that include SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification have been vetted by an ISO-accredited,  third-party certification body and tested by an industry-independent laboratory. This third-party certification also  assures customers that a product’s environmental claims have been validated by a qualified, independent and  objective organization.  

Further, the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  and General Services Administration (GSA), and qualifies for many green-building rating systems, including LEED v4,  WELL Building Standard, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge, NAHB Green Building Standard and more. The  certification also conforms with CDPH Standard Method v1.2-2017 (CA 01350) for the school classroom, private office  and single-family residence parameters, as well as SCAQMD Rule 1113 for architectural coatings and Rule 1168 for  adhesives and sealants.  

“This is a great accomplishment for MAPEI. This certification is among the most requested sustainability certifications; it’s also one of the most important certifications for projects pursuing green building certifications, including LEED,  WELL and the Living Building Challenge. We’re excited to share that we’ve added mats, membranes, underlayments,  accessories and more to the existing SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certifications we achieved last year,” explained  Brittany Storm, MAPEI’s Sustainability Manager.  

All of these certifications will be added to the MAPEI Website, the mindful MATERIALS (mM) database and MAPEI  Sustainability Reports in the near future. 

MAPEI is committed to providing sustainable, environmentally responsible products, including transparency offerings  through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Manufacturers’ Inventories (MIs) and more. For a total system  solution that works with LEED v4, Living Building Challenge projects and others, visit www.mapei.com/us

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