GREENGUARD certification – update August 2022


On 24th August 2022 UL Solutions published the updated UL 2821 standard: “GREENGUARD Certification Program Method for Measuring and Evaluating Chemical Emissions From Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings”.

This new second edition has been issued to include the calibration list for individual chemicals and their sources, and remove outdated references to outside criteria. In addition the standard also includes the product sampling, collection, packaging, shipment and documentation criteria for the product groups “printing inks and printing media for interior decorations” and “movable walls”.

Complete overview

For a complete changes overview and testing proposal you can contact UL Solutions and Marc Lor via Together with partner UL Solutions Normec Product Testing can perform the VOC emission tests to obtain GREENGUARD (Gold) certification. Normec Product Testing is a an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory which scope explicitly includes all major EU and US test protocols.

About Normec Product Testing

The Belgian laboratory Servaco was acquired by Normec in 2018 and, together with VITO, provides global compliance reports for all relevant product emission test requirements. Normec Product Testing is the trade name, Servaco Product Testing is the legal entity.

Our services

  • Full range of product emission tests, as well as indoor air analysis and assessment. Our experts offer an integrated approach to product emission testing, product content testing, product odor testing, exposure modelling, Indoor Air Quality testing, Life Cycle Assessments en Environmental Product Declarations.
  • Performance tests for evaluating the reduction capacity of building materials and coatings for volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde.
  • Supporting companies in their product development and obtaining the necessary labels and certificates. A unique portfolio of global accreditations and certifications, enabling us to offer combined EU and US testing programs. Each test program and report is customized. Together with the customer, we determine the best and most cost-effective approach.
  • A broad range of tests. View our accreditations and recognitions.

With a Normec Product Testing report, you as a manufacturer of construction and other materials have access to the entire European and American market.


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