Insulated metal panel and phenolic ductwork manufacturer Kingspan said a number of its products are now certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute. 

The institute recently approved Kingspan’s polyisocyanurate foam core insulation and QuadCore foam products under the Greenguard Gold program. Kingspan said it is the only North American metal panel manufacturer with institute-certified products.

“Kingspan was founded with a vision: to lead the way in creating energy-efficient buildings,” said Brent Trenga, director of building technology for Kingspan Insulated Panels. “That vision has naturally extended to considering the health and wellbeing of those who occupy the buildings that use our products. Striving for the highest level of certification, in this case Greenguard Gold, was an important objective for us. Once again our technology delivered the industry-leading results Kingspan is known for around the world.”

The certification ensures that the products have low levels of volatile organic compounds, ensuring better air quality in buildings that use them.

“The standard is strict and for good reason,” Trenga said. “In sensitive environments, like schools and hospitals, it’s vital that the indoor air quality is not compromised by the building materials that make up the structure.”