Sauder® Education earns Greenguard Certification on Renewable Lounge Product Line

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sauder® Education — a leading supplier of sustainable, renewable lounge, desk seating and tables for higher learning institutions across the United States — is pleased to announce the company recently was granted GREENGUARD Certified from UL Environment for its upholstered lounge furniture lines. GREENGUARD Certification is a globally recognized, independent, third party evaluation program for low-emitting products and materials. Sauder Education has earned critical acclaim for its popular Puzzle and Rally lounge furniture and Trey® convertible chair as well as its dining and lifestyle tables and chairs.

GREENGUARD Certification is a voluntary certification process that evaluates a product’s chemical emissions,  so consumers can identify and purchase products that contribute to better indoor air quality and healthier environments. GREENGUARD Certification is one of the most recognized certifications for product emissions for materials, products and furnishings used in homes, schools, healthcare environments, and commercial spaces. Additionally, GREENGUARD Certification provides manufacturers and building owners with a tool to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts.

“Becoming GREENGUARD Certified is one more benchmark in our mission to continually raise awareness and the standard of quality in our education-oriented products,” explains Sheila Baumgartner, Product Manager of Sauder Education. “Our products are inherently designed and engineered to address and control the ‘inside’ components that can affect consumers’ well-being. By achieving GREENGUARD Certification for our products, Sauder Education reinforces its commitment to offer sustainable, responsible solutions as well as creative ones.”

Sauder Education’s Lounge Furniture line successfully met all of the criteria for GREENGUARD Certification, which includes stringent emissions testing conducted by UL Environment. UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification Services and Knowledge Services.

ABOUT SAUDER EDUCATION:
SAUDER® EDUCATION, a brand of Sauder Manufacturing Company, is a nationally recognized design-manufacturing firm in northwest Ohio, recognized for its solutions-based furniture for schools, universities, and libraries. With its unique plybent furniture designs and fully renewable, sustainable seating components, Sauder Education established a national sales force to address the furniture needs of higher learning institutions, creating proprietary lines of chairs, tables, and lounge seating for residence hall dining, studying, and relaxing. The company’s core competencies of creativity, quality, and value are intrinsically part of the technologies and solutions found in every Sauder® Education product.