Berkeley Analytical is honored to announce that it has been approved by The Building Information Foundation (RTS sr) of Finland as a testing laboratory for their M1-Certification program for low-emitting building materials. The Building Information Foundation is Finland's leading information service for the building and construction sector. Their M1-Certification program is well established and highly regarded throughout Western Europe. Berkeley Analytical has the distinction of being the sole approved laboratory http://m1.rts.fi/en/classification-fees-and-contact-information-for-laboratories-d362d0f6-677e-416b-bbbb-b231c4967560 outside of Europe.
The M-1 Certification program identifies and labels low-emitting interior building products, fixtures and non-upholstered furniture. Products are tested in an approved testing laboratory before sending in an application for certification. Sample selection, analysis and measurements of material emissions must be performed at a competent and impartial laboratory approved by the classification working group. General instructions and the testing protocol can be downloaded from The Building Information Foundation website. Products are tested in large-scale and small-scale environmental chambers. VOC emissions within 28 days must meet the EU Lowest Concentrations of Interest (LCI) criteria when tested or modeled to the reference room. There also are criteria for carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins (CMR compounds), formaldehyde, ammonia, TVOC and odor. Contact Berkeley Analytical to speak to an expert about Finnish M1-Certification testing firstname.lastname@example.org.