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Tarkett's White Paper

Tarkett’s White Paper Highlights How CERTIFIED Flooring Supports IAQ

25 April 2024

Tarkett’s white paper published in IFMA magazine is a thorough examination of indoor air quality and how CERTIFIED products can positively impact society

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IFMA

CERTIFIED products highlighted in IFMA magazine

3 April 2024

An article in IFMA: How Climate Change Impacts Our Buildings and the People Inside—and Design Choices That Can Help

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TISE 2024

Tarkett Home Showcases CERTIFIED Healthier Living Innovations at TISE 2024

26 January 2024

Among the standout contributors to healthier indoor living at TISE 2024 was Tarkett Home, with its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® flooring.

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ASHRAE241

ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols – Understanding its impact for the Cleaning Industry

21 December 2023

For cleaning professionals and facilities management experts, embracing ASHRAE 241 alongside employing certified cleaning solutions acts as a significant commitment towards protecting public health and fostering healthier indoor environment

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straight talk

Building Health and Wellness: An Episode of ‘Straight Talk’ from ISSA

6 December 2023

At ISSA North America 2023, Jeff Cross, Media Director with ISSA, caught up with ASL CEO Dr. John McKeon for an episode of their webcast ‘Straight Talk’

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healthier interiors

Flooring: A Healthier Indoor Environment from the Ground Up

5 December 2023

This Fall, Tarkett Home launched its High Street™ Luxury Vinyl Sheet Collection, specifically designed with Main Street in mind and it is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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FCW

Collaboration for Clean Air : A Feature in FCW

18 October 2023

‘Collaboration for Clean Air’, by Katie Batkin tells the story of a partnership that is much more than simply commercial, it is a collaboration to create and promote a built environment that has a positive impact on people.

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Tarkett’s CERTIFIED Powerbond Soft Surface Flooring Wins 2023 Product Greenstep Award

3 October 2023

The Product Greenstep 2023 Award has been won by Tarkett’s CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Powerbond resilient flooring

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retrofit blog

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program – a Blog in Retrofit Magazine

27 September 2023

The latest issue of Retrofit Magazine features a blog by Anna O’Donovan on the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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floor trends magazine

5 Innovations for More Sustainable Flooring according to Floor Trends Magazine

20 September 2023

In this article in Floor Trends Magazine, the author features Tarkett’s CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® flooring as one of 5 innovations for more sustainable flooring

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indoor air quality standards

The Value of Indoor Air Quality Standards in Creating Healthier Homes

7 September 2023

Published in CEPro Magazine, this article written by Dr. Anna O’Donovan, describes how indoor air quality standards can make all the difference when choosing indoor air quality solutions for healthier homes

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allergens floors

Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility?- An Article by Jennifer Whelan

6 September 2023

Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility? An article by ASL COO Jenifer Whelan, featured in Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine

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Q&A with Tarkett

Tarkett’s Q&A with Dr. John McKeon: Good Science That Resonates with All

9 August 2023

In Tarkett’s Q&A, Dr. McKeon shares the founding story of Allergy Standards and how design thinking can empower people to lead healthier lives.

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Tarkett

Our CERTIFIED client Tarkett demonstrates its impressive ESG credentials

20 July 2023

In its recently published whitepaper, “Asthma, Allergies, and the Role of Social Equity”, Tarkett describes how to design products that support healthy indoor air quality by reducing the environmental triggers for those impacted by asthma and allergies

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“Bridging the Gap”, Dr. John McKeon Reflects on Key Takeaways from Most Recent US Trip

30 June 2023

As ASL’s most recent US trip comes to a close, our CEO reflects on his key takeaways, and how the trip reinforced the iAir Institute’s position as a necessary link between industry, legislators and health professionals to create healthier indoor spaces for all

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Cradle to Cradle

Ren DeCherney of Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Chats with Dr. John McKeon

29 June 2023

Ren DeCherney is Lead for the Built Environment with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and in this video, Dr. John McKeon gets her take on the importance of healthy products.

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Dr. John McKeon Talks to Benjamin Holsinger, Global Design Resilience Leader of Gensler’s Product Development Practice

29 June 2023

At Tarkett’s Design Days event in Chicago, Dr. John McKeon talked to Benjamin Holsinger, Global Design Resilience Leader of Gensler’s Product Development Practice about the impact of products on human health.

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ASL Helps Shape the Future of Healthy Buildings at NeoCon and Design Days 2023

16 June 2023

ASL had a hugely successful few days at NeoCon and Design Days 2023 in Chicago

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Neocon

ASL to Share IAQ Expertise with the Design Industry at NeoCon and Design Days 2023

2 June 2023

We are looking forward to bringing our expertise in indoor air quality to NeoCon this month to help shape the built environment today and into the future.

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American Coatings Show

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification is approved by USGBC LEED® Building Rating System

30 May 2023

We are delighted to announce that the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification is approved by the USGBC LEED® Building Rating System

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ASL at BAU 2023

ASL Bring Indoor Air Expertise to BAU 2023

25 April 2023

BAU 2023 was a great opportunity for ASL to bring their expertise in indoor air quality to Europe, meet new clients, and catch up with Tarkett at their busy booth

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Selfie seals

Selfie Seals – The Perils of Self-Certification

21 April 2023

In a market crowded by generic marketing jargon and claims, what can a genuine third party certification offer?

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TISE

ASL and Tarkett Discuss the Demand for Science-Backed Products at TISE

2 March 2023

AS part of ASL’s recent trade mission to the US, our CEO met with Tarkett’s Bradley Gean for a discussion on the high demand for science-backed products at TISE

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soft flooring

Expanded Choices in Floor Coverings as Standards Organisation Launches New Certification Encompassing Asthma Triggers

31 January 2023

Certain floor coverings have long been considered suboptimal for those impacted by asthma and allergies but a new certification standard developed by ASL brings new science to the debate

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soft flooring standard

Tarkett Announces that Powerbond® RS flooring is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

12 December 2022

We are delighted that Tarkett has announced that Powerbond® RS flooring is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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Testimonial from Tarkett

“What We’re Doing Matters”- A Testimonial from Tarkett

20 October 2022

Dr. John McKeon chats to Roxane Spears, Tarkett’s Vice President Sustainability North America, about how the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program helps Tarkett win in the market place

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Tarkett CERTIFIED

CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® iQ® Granit™ and iQ® Eminent™ Collections from Tarkett show dedication to improving indoor air quality

16 August 2022

A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett North America has refreshed and expanded its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® iQ® Granit™ collection and introduced the coordinating iQ® Eminent™ collection within their high-performance homogeneous vinyl sheet and tile products

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helthier indoor air

Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

1 June 2022

it is time for all of us, not just those impacted by asthma, to assess our environment and improve our indoor air quality. Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

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CSR Report

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Feature In Tarkett’s CSR Report

24 March 2022

Tarkett has released its 2021 CSR Report and it features ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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Healthier Homes Awareness

Why Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

1 November 2021

Healthier indoor air for everyone is a necessity if we want to prevent against disease and we believe CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products are the best choices available to help control and improve indoor air quality.

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Dr John McKeon and Tarkett Webinar

Webinar Hosted by Tarkett with Dr. John McKeon, Dhruv Raina and Roxane Spears

19 October 2021

In this webinar, Dr John McKeon will be joined by Roxane Spears ,Vice President Sustainability North America, Tarkett, Dhruv Raina Product Stewardship Director, Tarkett , to explore the impact building materials and indoor air quality (IAQ) can have on human health.

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Healthy Spaces Podcast

Dr. Emer Duffy and Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies

11 October 2021

Dr. Emer Duffy, Science Lead at ASL has been invited to contribute to Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies

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Dr. John McKeon at the EEBA 2021 High Performance Home Summit

15 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards, was delighted to present the plenary session of the EEBA 2021 High Performance Home Summit . The session was entitled ‘Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How the pursuit of healthy buildings, that are good for people, planet, and profits, is the way forward for purpose-driven professionals’.

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Dr. John McKeon at 2021 Global Health And Wellness Summit

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 Global Health & Wellness Summit

10 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon , CEO of Allergy Standards, and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program team were delighted to present at the 2021 Global Health & Wellness Summit, part of the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

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John McKeon at Greenbuild Expo

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 International Conference and Its Global Health & Wellness Summit

7 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon , CEO of Allergy Standards, and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program team are delighted to be involved in the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference and its Global Health & Wellness Summit. 

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EEBA Plenary Session Dr. John McKeon

Dr. John McKeon will be Joined by Gord Cooke For Plenary Session at EEBA Summit 2021

31 August 2021

We are delighted to announce that the EEBA High Performance Home Summit 2021 is being opened by our CEO Dr. John McKeon. He will be joined by Gord Cooke, Professional Engineer and CEO of Construction Instruction, for a presentation entitled Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How the pursuit of healthy buildings, that are good for people, planet, and profits, is the way forward for purpose-driven professionals.

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Healthy home CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly

Mistakes Made When Building A Healthy Home

1 April 2021

Building a healthy home may seem complicated or even overwhelming but by breaking down the various aspects of a build, the task can be simplified. Firstly consider the material the building is made from, then how the home is decorated or finished, which also includes the ventilation, and finally what we bring into the building and how we maintain the building.

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The Washington Post

Certification Program Highlighted In The Washington Post

20 March 2021

Great to see the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program highlighted in The Washington Post. The author, Laura Daily, was tasked with finding out what is the best flooring for allergy sufferers and how consumers can really know what’s in the materials being used. 

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Things to Consider When Building or Designing A Kitchen for Those Impacted by Asthma and Allergies

25 February 2021

The kitchen is an area of high traffic with many different sources of asthma and allergy triggers. Cooking and cleaning introduce particles and allergens into the air; flooring, paints and insulation can release potentially harmful chemicals; insects, attracted to food, can act as triggers; pollen is brought in on clothing from outside. Furniture, sealants, glues and home office equipment can emit harmful chemicals and furthermore, the kitchen is where a pet is most likely to spend its time

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Architect Magazine

Allergy Standards – Certifying Products for Healthier Interiors.

23 June 2020

Dr. John Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer at Allergy Standards in Archetech magazine discusses the value of third party certification and the responsibility on those in the building and design industry to prioritise health and wellbeing

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A Brief History of Volatile Organic Compounds

2 October 2019

Did you know that the air filling your lungs can be heavily polluted with volatile organic compounds and actually a far cry from healthy?

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Why and how we certify flooring – a Q&A

20 June 2019

What is it that makes some flooring better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a flooring product?

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Allergen Avoidance In The Home: Where Do The Allergens Come From?

Allergen Avoidance in the Home – Part 1: Where do the Allergens Come From?

4 December 2017

The development of an allergy and asthma management plan is an important step in controlling exposure to allergens. But what kind of steps can be taken, and what kind of products should be used, or avoided?

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Does My Teddy Bear Contain Nuts?

Does my teddy bear contain nuts?

20 October 2017

With the continuous information provided to consumers about the allergen content of their food, why is it that we don’t receive similar information about the allergen content of non-food product?

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