Tesco's complete product line has achieved GREENGUARD Gold (formerly known as Children and Schools) Certification. GREENGUARD is recognized by USGBC/LEED and CHPS as the premier third party, independent, not for profit certifier of low VOC/TVOC emitting products. The GREENGUARD Children and Schools standard is an alternate path to receiving credit in the LEED rating system in several areas within IEQ. Tesco is proud to lead the wood library furniture market in employing a comprehensive commitment to sustainability – the use of all water-based stains and glues, 100% UV finish line, all NAF materials is our everyday production practice.
Tesco is the first wood library furniture manufacturer to obtain this highly regarded certification. GREENGUARD is a third party, industry-independent, organization that deploys rigorous consensus based standards for indoor air quality and certifies that manufactures meet or exceed these strict standards.
AWI Quality Certification Program
The AWI Quality Certification Program is a project management tool that supports the delivery of compliant, interior architectural woodwork. It is endorsed by the General Services Administration and the American Subcontractors Association.
Tesco has earned the certification license which was earned by testing and inspections, demonstrating the ability to fabricate, finish and/or install work in accordance with the quality grade criteria set forth in the Architectural Woodwork Standards.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Tesco is a proud member of the USGBC. The core purpose of USGBC is "to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous built environment that improves the quality of life in communities.
Leed & CHPS Rating Systems
These standard based programs certify that buildings follow stringent guidelines developed to reduce negative impacts to the environment as well as increase student performance with better designed facilities. Furniture does not receive certification but it can contribute to the credits the building earns. Tesco is in position to contribute to the maximum number of points available for these programs. Contact Tesco to obtain detailed information on program credits affected.