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EPA approves ICC-ES as a third-party certifier

EPA recognizes ICC-ES as a third-party certifier
ICC-ES can now provide certification services under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

BREA, CALIF. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) as a Third-Party Certifier under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule.

ICC-ES, the industry leader in building product evaluation and certification, is one of only 20 providers worldwide recognized by the EPA to test that composite wood products sold, supplied, offered for sale, imported to or manufactured in the U.S. are compliant with the formaldehyde emission standards found in the rule. Composite wood products include hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and thin MDF.

“We are pleased to be one of the few organizations recognized by the EPA to provide these certifications,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “We have been providing exceptional building product certifications to our clients for decades, and this achievement will allow us to expand our service offerings and add more value and options to our clients.” For the full list of providers and for more information about the formaldehyde emission standard, click here.

About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

About ICC-ES 
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. The ICC-ES  Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and validation/verification of EPDs to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.

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