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ECOsurfaces Joins CHPS in its Effort to Improve the Quality of Education for California Students

ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring has been certified by an independent laboratory to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criterial (Section 01350) for indoor air quality in classrooms as described in the State of California's Department of Health Services Standard Practice.

CHPS is the nation's first school building rating program created to facilitate the design of high performance schools. Any California school that specifies and installs ECOsurfaces recycled rubber flooring can qualify for points under Indoor Environmental Quality Credit EQ2.2. A CHPS-certified school is a building that has strived to achieve excellence in environmental efficiency and healthy building practices.

All ECOsurfaces products are made from the highest quality, cleaned and shredded tire rubber (post-consumer waste) and colorful EPDM flecks (pre-consumer waste). Each line - ECOnights, ECOearth, ECOstone, ECOrocks, ECOsand, ECOstars, ECOcomfort, ECOsilence and ECOmax - supports the ASTM Sustainability Assessment, enabling designers and specifiers to celebrate the green properties and sustainability of ECOsurfaces products. Attributes include excellent slip resistance in both wet and dry conditions, superior durability, hides dirt and stains extremely well, meets the Washington state standard for low VOC emissions, features bright, consistent color throughout, and facilitates easy installation and maintenance. ECOsurfaces, available in over 80 color patterns, can also be customized using the 33-color palette for a personalized design.

ECORE International, manufacturer of ECOsurfaces, was founded in 1989 and is located in Lancaster, PA. As North America's largest user of scrap tire rubber, ECORE International has made a thriving business out of finding creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. The company manufactures and markets high quality, innovatively designed cork, cork/rubber and recycled rubber products. Each year, the company recycled 80 million pounds of scrap tire rubber, helping conserve more than 1 million barrels of oil to make viable solutions for OEM, industrial and architectural applications. The company is actively affiliated with the American Society of Testing Materials, US Green Building Council and US National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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