Cradle to Cradle
The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program is a multi-attribute green label that assesses product safety for health and the human environment, guides design for the future, and leads manufacturers toward continuous environmental improvement.
Bentley carpet products are certified under Version 3.1 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard at the Silver level. To achieve Cradle to Cradle certification, Bentley products were evaluated according to material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness standards. Visit the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Product Registry for more information.
Bentley’s Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Certificates:
High PerformancePC Broadloom Carpet Products
AFFIXX™ Hardback, AFIRMA™ Hardback, and NexStep® Cushion Tile Carpet Products
NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment (NSF® 140) is the industry-leading standard for sustainability evaluation and certification of carpet products across their entire life cycle. This third-party standard provides a market-based definition and path to more sustainable carpet through performance requirements for the individual product and the manufacturing organization. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) requires all broadloom and carpet tile purchased by the U.S. government to be certified to NSF 140 at the gold certification level or above. Bentley products are NSF 140 certified at the gold and platinum level.
Bentley’s NSF 140 Certified Product Certificates:
AFFIXX™ Hardback Tile
AFIRMA™ Hardback Tile
AFIRMA II™ Hardback Tile
Elite Flex™ Cushion
NexStep® Cushion Tile
Optimum Barrier™ II
Optimum Barrier™ II RC Cushion
Click here for the complete NSF®/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment listing
CRI Green Label Plus
All of Bentley products are certified to meet the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label Plus test protocol. This independent testing program measures total volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions as well as individual chemical concentrations. CRI’s Green Label Plus test criteria help customers identify low emitting products.
Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental consideration, especially since we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. The enhanced Green Label Plus program sets a high standard for IAQ and ensures that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market. Using scientifically established standards, the Green Label Plus program symbolizes the carpet industry’s commitment to a better environment for living, working, learning, and healing.
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LEED®-EB Gold Certification
Bentley is the first manufacturing facility of any kind to earn LEED® for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the U.S. Green Building Council’s premier rating system for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance buildings. Bentley achieved LEED-EB Silver certification in 2007, and, in January 2013, the facility was re-certified at the LEED-EB Gold level.
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Conformité Européenne (CE)
The CE marking indicates a product’s compliance with European Union legislation and so enables the free movement of products within the European market. By affixing the CE marking to our products, Bentley declares that the products meet all legal requirements for the CE marking, which means the product can be sold throughout the European Economic Area.
Before being placed on the market, Bentley has verified that the product complies with all relevant essential requirements (e.g. health and safety or environmental requirements) laid down in the applicable directive(s), and an independent conformity assessment body has examined the product. This satisfies the applicable legislative requirements (e.g. a harmonised level of safety) for sale throughout the European Economic Area.