All of the materials and processes involved in the production of SIXINCH coated products meet or exceed the Materials Petal within the broader Petal Intent from the Living Building Challenge v3.0 Material Petal Certification, LEEDv4 and Well Building Standard.
It has always been our belief that healthy work environments require a well thought out process toward creating the very best and safest product possible for our clients and partners. As a result, none of the following materials will be found in any of our collection:
Due to the nature of construction of our foam coated products, ANSI/BIFMA testing was only performed on our Louis chair line. Following are the results from the test report.
To test the submitted sample per ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011 Chair Test Standard for the following test program:
Test No. Test Description
November 21, 2017
We have completed our preliminary investigation of how materials found in SIXINCH products align with the Materials Petal within the broader Petal Intent from the Living Building Challenge SM 2.1 (May 2012) from the International Living Future Institute SM.
This letter records this stage of our findings. Living Building ChallengeSM 2.1 sites a list of materials and chemicals to be avoided in specified furniture items for building projects with the intention of meeting their standards. These materials and chemicals are compiled in a “Red List”, and is generally understood to include the following:
Comparing materials and chemicals found on SIXINCH products with the Red List we find that SIXINCH products meet the criteria for specification of Living Building Challenge buildings provided that the customer specifies a non-HFR foam component at the time of product specification and ordering.
SIXINCH is capable of providing non-HFR foams at customer request. Currently non-HFR foams are not standard and require price adjustment and possible lead time considerations depending on order specifics.
The Living Building ChallengeSM 2.1 is a complex initiative and is not limited to compliance with a list of materials and chemicals, but clearly states the intent of environmental responsibility in product design and specification. For SIXINCH this is an on-going commitment and will involve continuous improvement.
We look forward to sharing more about our journey to even deeper sustainability.
The GREENGUARD “Indoor Air Quality” and “Children & Schools” Certification Programs address the needs of the commercial building industry, focusing on products like building materials, seating, and systems furniture. At this time SIXINCH does not participate in the GREENGUARD Certification Program. SIXINCH is an approved Google Red List supplier and supports the Living Building Challenge.