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Green Squared®

Environmental Leadership in the Tile Industry

Karen Righthand   |  
510.452.6817   |  

Launched in 2012 by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), Green Squared® is the first multi-attribute sustainability standard for ceramic and glass tiles, quarried stone, and tile installation materials. Third-party certification to Green Squared demonstrates environmental leadership and helps differentiate your brand. Green Squared also contributes to LEED v4 credits as well as meets EPA ecolabel and GSA procurement requirements.


SCS Global Services is a leading third-party certifier of environmental claims in the green building industry with extensive flooring experience. We provide many complementary services to help manufacturers achieve their sustainability goals, including HPDs, EPDs, and FloorScore. Manufacturers will work with the same audit team each year, providing continuity and a streamlined approach to achieving and maintaining multiple certifications. SCS also provides marketing support upon certification to help manufacturers promote their product achievements.

 
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Eligible Products

The following products may qualify for certification including, but not limited to: ceramic, porcelain, and glass tile; stone; and relevant installation goods.

Certification Criteria

Under the Green Squared certification standard, products are evaluated based on successful conformance with criteria under five categories:

  • Product Characteristics
  • Manufacturing and Raw Material Extraction
  • End of Product Life Management
  • Progressive Corporate Governance
  • Innovation

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