Certifications

The mission of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is to protect human health and improve the quality of life, by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemical agents and other polluting substances.
GEI certifies products and materials with low chemical emissions and provides a resource for the choice of healthier products and materials for interior environments. All of the products certified must satisfy rigorous standards of chemical emissions on the basis of criteria established by the most important public health agencies. The GREENGUARD certification is widely recognized and accepted by sustainable construction programs and by building regulations worldwide.

All Quarella products are Greenguard Gold certified. This certification was instituted by GEI to address the indoor air quality needs of schools, daycare centres, and other sensitive environments and, as such, enforces stricter chemical emissions limits than the original certification.

 

 

For more information, please check Certificate Greenguard Gold Flair, Tradizionale, Urban Grain and Certificate Greenguard Gold Living.

The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is an independent non-profit organization, a global leader in the realm of assessing and certifying the suitability of products and materials destined to come into contact with foodstuffs. The NSF trademark is recognized around the world as a symbol of the highest standards of product safety, offering solutions for risk management, based on public health and safety and in respect of the interests of all parties involved.
The LIVING series of Quarella products has received the NSF/ANSI Std. 51 mark (National Sanitation Foundation – Food Equipment Materials) which is applicable to materials and surfaces used in the manufacture of objects that come into contact with foodstuffs.

Initial Type Testing and periodical tests carried out at NSF laboratories on Quarella quartz based products, continue to demonstrate their fulfillment of the strict chemical analysis criteria necessary for their certification and their suitability for use as kitchen worktops in contact with foodstuffs.

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary international green building rating system used in more than 165 countries around the world, that guarantees a third party certification to a building or community that has been designed and built by adopting strategies aimed at improving performance in fields such as energy saving, water efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions, internal environmental quality and resource management.
V4 is the latest version of LEED and with regard to construction materials it has evolved with a paradigm shift which embodies: life cycle analysis, environmental product declarations and ingredient reporting. These improvements facilitate making data-driven choices which is essential for building performance and occupant health issues.

While the LEED certification considers the building, not the product, it is easy to understand the fundamental role each material plays in obtaining the final score. All products involved in the project can contribute to achieve credits if they meet the requirements.

Quarella is able to contribute with its products – for those who wants to obtain a LEED certification for their project – in the following LEED categories : Integrative Process, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation.

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The European Union Construction Product Regulation 305/11 establishes that construction work must be planned and carried out in such a way as not to endanger the safety of person or goods. To this end Quarella guarantees, through Initial Type testing and periodically tests, that all their products comply with the European Harmonized Technical Standard UNI EN 15285: 2008 concerning “ Modular tiles for floors and stairs”, and with the European Harmonized Technical Standard UNI EN 15286: 2013 concerning “Slabs and tiles for wall finishes (internal and external)”.

Performance information regarding the products are provided on the relevant Declaration of Performance (DoP).