This section includes databases of building products and materials which have been assessed against environmental criteria, including on chemical safety.  
Chemical safety criteria address some of the following aspects:

  • Emissions to air of VOCs, formaldehyde
  • Presence of certain metals, e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury
  • Chemical safety of recycled plastic used 
  • Presence of ortho-phthalates
  • Presence of alkylphenol ethoxylates

Databases featured draw on leading certifications, standards, assessment tools and data declaration systems for chemicals, including:

  • Nordic Ecolabel
  • Blue Angel 
  • EU Ecolabel
  • EcoMark Japan
  • EcoLabel Sri Lanka
  • Safer choice US
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Floorscore 
  • UL Greenguard
  • M1 
  • Globe VOC rating system
  • French air emissions ratings
  • Health Product Declarations
  • CARB 2
  • Formaldehyde E-ratings