“We all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” (President John F. Kennedy)

An average adult takes more than 20,000 breaths in a day, breathing in around 35 pounds of air! Shouldn’t we be as concerned about the chemicals we breathe as we are about chemicals in our food?  Since most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality is an essential part of a healthy environment.

Children are particularly sensitive to chemicals in the air – many of which are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that come from paint, varnish, air fresheners, building products, and cleaning agents. These chemicals have been linked to serious long term health consequences including asthma and allergies.

All Community Playthings furniture products are made from low emitting materials and have earned the Indoor Advantage Gold certification from SCS Global Services – the most stringent standard for indoor air quality in the U.S.  Low emitting finishes and no PVC mean extremely low product VOC emissions. See a complete list of our certified products here.

For your green building project, our Indoor Advantage Gold certified products qualify for USGBC’s LEED credits under EQc4: Low Emitting Materials – Furniture. Learn which other credits our products are eligible for here.

Certified products comply with ANSI/BIFMA X7.1/M7.1, meet CA 01350, and comply with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools – CHPS criteria under EQ2.2: Low Emitting Materials.

View our certificates:

Classroom Furniture

Classroom Seating

Sleep Products