third party certification

third party certification

Interclean Amsterdam

Interclean Amsterdam: Advancing Standards in Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

17 May 2024

Participating in Interclean, our team members connected with global cleaning & hygiene professionals and companies from all over the world, keen to engage in third party certification

WELL Conference

Highlights from the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at the WELL Conference

16 May 2024

Our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program was well-represented at the WELL Conference when Kenneth Mendez, the President and CEO of AAFA, the patient advocacy arm of the program, took center stage

science and advocacy

From Coast to Coast: Advocating for Healthier Built Environments with the Certification Program

7 May 2024

This week marks a busy period for our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, bringing science and advocacy to both coasts of the US

Performance+ Portfolio

Knauf Performance+ Fiberglass Insulation Portfolio is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

1 May 2024

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced that Knauf’s HVAC fiberglass insulation product line, Knauf Performance+, has been CERTIFIED by the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.

asthma and allergy awareness month

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

1 May 2024

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), our partners in the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, has designated May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

American Coatings Show

A Shift in Focus at the American Coatings Show

26 April 2024

At this year’s American Coatings Show, innovation will be heavily focused on improved sustainability, driven by societal demands.

visit from AAFA

A Visit from AAFA that Energized Collaboration and Growth

24 April 2024

It’s always a pleasure to receive visitors, and last week was particularly special with a visit from AAFA – President and CEO Kenny Mendez, Sanaz Eftekhari, Chief Business Development Officer at AAFA and AAFA board member, Alex Buzby.

National Healthy Homes Month

National Healthy Homes Month: From Awareness to Action

23 April 2024

As the nation observes National Healthy Homes Month, it’s crucial to acknowledge the profound impact indoor air quality has on our health and the collective responsibility we share in cultivating healthier living environments.

Client Town Hall Q1 2024

Connecting with Clients: Highlights from Our Client Town Hall Q1 2024

19 April 2024

Our recent Q1 2024 Client Town Hall had a stellar turnout from industry leaders including Tarkett Commercial, Tarkett Home, Downlite, True Value, Knauf, Renegade Brands, and LG.

indoor air quality and paint

Focus on architectural: Indoor air quality and paint

10 April 2024

In this article published in the PPCJ, Jennifer Whelan COO at ASL, discusses how paint manufacturers have used the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program to tackle the issue of paint chemicals and their impact on those with respiratory issues.

Spring US Trade Mission

An Exciting Spring US Trade Mission for ASL

22 February 2024

We are gearing up for an action-packed and inspiring Spring US Trade Mission, dedicated to promoting healthier indoor environments and recognizing industry leaders committed to the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. From keynote speeches to prestigious awards, ASL is at the forefront of advocating for healthier living spaces.

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.


The Year Ahead: 2024 Strategic Calendar of Events

19 January 2024

We would love to share a list of some of the key strategic events on our radar for 2024, we believe the below are incredibly relevant and vitally important to our ultimate goal: to create a sustainable ‘One Health’ World, where healthy people live on a healthy planet.

CES 2024

Wrapping Up an Insightful CES 2024

17 January 2024

Standing out from the crowd at CES 2024 were 3M and LG, both proudly displaying their CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products

3M at CES 2024

3M at CES 2024 and its Commitment to Healthier Indoor Environments

17 January 2024

We were delighted to catch up with our client 3M at CES 2024, where its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products were on proud display.

CES 2024

A Closer Look at LG’s Health-Centric Innovations from CES 2024

16 January 2024

At LG’s impressive booth at CES 2024, Dr. John McKeon explored LG’s commitment to health-centric innovations.

CES 2024

CES 2024: The Convergence of Smart Home Technology and Indoor Air Quality

15 January 2024

On the openng day of CES 2024, Dr. John McKeon updated us on the convergence smart home technology and indoor air quality

Town Hall

Engaging Clients and Planning for the Future: A Recap of Our Q4 Town Hall

22 December 2023

Our recent Q4 Town Hall was a resounding success, with a notable high level of attendance of our clients, emphasizing the importance they place on staying connected and informed about our initiatives.


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

3M at CES 2024 

A Decade of Success With Our Valued Client 3M Filtrete™ 

14 December 2023

A milestone anniversary in our client partnership journey with 3M Filtrete™  – CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® for 10 years!

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’

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®

ISSA '23

Allergy Standards Forms the Bridge Between ACAAI 2023 and ISSA 2023

23 November 2023

Dr. McKeon’s talk at the ISSA Show North America completed the bridge between his presentation of academic research at the ACAAI medical meeting earlier in the week with the ISSA commercial meeting in Las Vegas.

Annual Scientific Meeting

A Catch Up with Our Certification Clients Rabbit Air at Annual Scientific Meeting of the ACAAI

16 November 2023

Just before his presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of ACAAi, Dr. John McKeon got a chance to catch up with Tamina O’Brien from our longterm clients, Rabbit Air

Client Council

Client Council USA Certification Program 2023

31 October 2023

The team enjoyed a successful Client Council in Washington DC with three days of collaboration, client workshops, and strategic planning building the value of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program


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.

Greenbuild wrap up

A High Impact Week for the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild 2023

4 October 2023

It’s a wrap in Washington DC – a really high impact week for the asthma & allergy friendly® friendly Certification Program and how health and wellness relate to the built environment.

greenstep awards

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Client Town Hall

Mid Year Client Town Hall

4 August 2023

It was with great pleasure that we held our inaugural client town hall to bring together our valued clients for a fireside chat


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

Science lead

ASL Science Lead Gives Expert Advice

17 July 2023

When journalists are in need of an expert on indoor air quality they are increasingly turning to our Science Lead Dr. Gráinne Cunniffe

US trip

“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

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.

cradle to cradle

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.

National healthy homes month

National Healthy Homes Month: Creating a Safer Haven for All

27 June 2023

National Healthy Homes Month serves as a reminder of the vital role indoor air quality plays in our overall well-being. By understanding the impact of poor indoor environments and taking proactive measures to improve air quality, we can safeguard the health of our families.

pollen screen

Embrace a Breath of Fresh Air with Window-Mounted Pollen Screens

8 June 2023

Pollen screens offer a plethora of benefits – they not only help reduce pollen indoors but also allow for natural ventilation, are energy efficient, versatile and convenient.

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


ASL and HFPA Partner to Deliver a Webinar Led by Dr. John McKeon

23 May 2023

As May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month draws to a close, we invite you to register for a webinar with HFPA and Dr John McKeon: The new Consumer Demand for a “Healthier Home”; and the opportunity for the Home Textiles Industry

pollen screen

We are Announcing a New Certification Standard for Pollen Screens

16 May 2023

We are delighted to announce the development of a new certification standard for pollen screens

recommended list

4 CERTIFIED Products On One Recommended List!

11 May 2023

This recommended list on BuzzFeed is brimming with asthma & allergy friendly® CERTIFIED products!

Allergy Capitals

AAFA Allergy Capitals Report: A Webinar hosted by Allergy Standards

2 May 2023

In this webinar hosted by Allergy Standards, Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, will discuss the significance of the 2023 Allergy Capitals Report and how it relates to the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

Asthma and allergy awareness month

May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

26 April 2023

At Allergy Standards we are busy supporting our CERTIFIED clients this May so they are informed, educated and ready to raise awareness for the over 100 million people in the U.S. with asthma or allergies


CERTIFIED Products are GENIUS in Reviewed

25 April 2023

Delighted to see our CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® clients independently reviewed and recommended as GENIUS in Reviewed.

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?


A Testimonial from Sijo, the Luxe Bedding Company

13 March 2023

In this video ASL Director of Marketing, Vikki Keenan, talks to Elise Sabak of Sijo, the luxe bedding company, about their asthma & allergy friendly® certification