Tough standards for soil removal and indoor air quality
CRI combines the indoor air quality protection of its Green Label vacuum program with enhanced cleaning standards of its Seal of Approval programs to identify even better performing vacuum cleaners than the previous program. Under the Seal of Approval/Green Label vacuum program, manufacturers must meet higher performance standards and are rewarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze ratings. This program tests two general categories of vacuums:
To earn the CRI Seal of Approval/Green Label certification, vacuums must pass the following independent laboratory tests:
Vacuum your way to cleaner carpet and cleaner air
High-performance vacuum cleaners have a significant impact on improved indoor air quality (IAQ). At the same time, vacuums that effectively remove and contain soil while keeping the carpet looking good will help carpet last longer. Ultimately, better performing vacuums provide a greater return on your investment and ensure a healthier indoor environment.
Use of CRI Seal of Approval/Green Label program assures proper and easy carpet maintenance. This important testing program has raised the performance bar for all vacuum cleaners on the market, resulting in cleaner, longer-lasting carpet and improved indoor air quality. So look for the Seal of Approval/Green Label logo or label on packaging, displays and on the machine itself.
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