CRI - An ANSI Accredited Certification Body for Testing Indoor Air Quality
The Carpet and Rug Institute is distinguished by being the first and only American National Standard Institute-accredited green carpet program in the United States. ANSI is the premier source for international standardization and conformity assessment.
According to ANSI, a certification body is an impartial third party that tests and evaluates a product to determine its compliance with relevant standards.
CRI's Green Label Plus programs, which test for and certify low emissions from carpet and adhesive, comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Guide 65, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Programs.
ANSI Accreditation is a further assurance that the products tested and certified by CRI are green building products that meet high standards for indoor air quality.
The CRI ANSI Accreditation process started in 2006 and involved audits of the green carpet programs by Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, an ANSI team and CRI's third party indoor laboratory, Air Quality Science of Atlanta.