Third Party Certifications - Henry® Company
Understanding the importance of today’s building codes and standards, Henry® Company considers third-party certifications as an integral component of its products and systems in order to create effective Building Envelope Systems® solutions.
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) provides third-party certification that Henry® roofing assemblies and roof restoration systems comply with building code and project specification requirements for fire resistance. The UL certification mark identifies products that have been investigated by UL, and found to be in compliance with its requirements. These approved products and systems are listed in the UL Online Directory. UL certification meets minimum building code fire classification requirements.
FM Approvals (Factory Mutual) provides third-party certification that Henry® roofing assemblies and roof restoration systems comply with building codes and project specification requirements for fire, wind uplift, water leakage, hail and foot traffic resistance. The “FM APPROVED” mark identifies products that meet internationally recognized loss prevention product testing and certification standards. These approved products and systems are listed in the FM RoofNav Online Directory. FM Approvals certification is specified for all buildings insured by FM Global and where the building owner desires a roofing assembly with verifiable comprehensive performance and reliability.
ICC-ES (International Code Council-Evaluation Service) provides third-party certification that Henry® roofing underlayments, water-resistive air barriers and spray foam insulation comply with the building codes and standards noted in the Evaluation Report. The ICC-ES certification mark identifies products that meet product testing and certification standards specified in the applicable ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria. A technical Evaluation Report is issued for submittal to regulatory agencies to help determine code compliance, and is available in the ICC-ES Online Directory. An ICC-ES Evaluation Report certifies that all applicable building code requirements for the subject product category are met.
Miami-Dade County Product Control provides third-party certification that Henry® waterproofing systems, roof restoration systems, roofing cements, adhesives, coatings and spray foam insulation comply with the Florida Building Code for the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), consisting of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties only. The Miami-Dade County Product Control certification mark identifies products that meet product testing and certification standards specified in the Florida Building Code. A technical Evaluation Report, or Notice of Acceptance (NOA), is issued for submittal to regulatory agencies to help determine code compliance, and is available in the Miami-Dade County Product Control Online Directory. Testing and performance criteria are typically stricter in the Florida Building Code for the HVHZ than in any other jurisdiction, both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to demonstrating compliance with the Florida Building Code in the HVHZ, the NOA may be specified by the designer in any jurisdiction where the building owner desires a roofing assembly with verifiable comprehensive performance and reliability.
Florida Building Commission (FBC) provides approval that Henry® waterproofing systems, roof restoration systems, roofing cements, adhesives, coatings, spray foam insulation and roofing underlayments have been certified and validated to comply with the Florida Building Code (FBC). Approval may be granted by the FBC for the subject products and systems to be allowed inside or only outside the Florida High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) that consists only of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. If approved for use inside the HVHZ, those jurisdictions shall not require additional certification for permitting. The approved products and systems are listed on the Florida Product Approval Online Directory, where third-party Evaluation Reports may be downloaded for review by regulatory agencies to help determine code compliance. A Florida Product Approval certifies that all applicable Florida Building Code requirements for the subject product category are met.
NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation) provides third-party certification that Henry® roof coatings and fitting, pipe, tank and valve coatings and sealants comply with building code and project specification requirements for the health effects of rainwater catchment system components and drinking water system components. The NSF certification mark identifies products that meet internationally recognized product testing and certification standards. These approved products and systems are listed in the NSF Online Directory. In addition to demonstrating compliance with local building codes (where applicable), the NSF certification may be specified by the designer in any jurisdiction where the building owner desires to demonstrate compliance with clean water standards for construction.
CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council) provides third-party certification that Henry® roof coatings’ radiative properties (solar reflectance and thermal emittance) have been tested and rated according to the CRRC Product Rating Program Manual (CRRC-1). The CRRC certification label identifies products with the measured values, which are also listed in the CRRC Online Rated Products Directory. The CRRC ratings are used to demonstrate compliance with energy-usage reduction requirements for rebates, incentives and green building programs, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), as well as with local energy codes, such as the California Energy Commission Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. government-backed program that recognizes energy-efficient building practices. Commercial buildings and single family and multifamily homes can be ENERGY STAR certified, which acknowledges the building was designed to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. No matter the type of building, it must meet strict energy performance standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR certification also helps builders earn energy-efficient tax credits as detailed in the Inflation Reduction Act. The building envelope plays a critical role in obtaining certification and Henry® offers commercial and residential building envelope systems to help achieve ENERGY STAR requirements.
Declare Label Declare is a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace. Through self-disclosure of ingredients, sourcing, and life cycle information, Declare is a tool to show customers that your product is one they can trust. Color coding of ingredients clearly flags a user of presence of Red List or Watch List Priority for Red List Inclusion chemicals. Created as a direct support to Living Building project teams, a product’s compliance with the relevant imperatives of the Challenge are clearly stated at the bottom of the label. Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List Free is the highest achievable Declare status available to a manufacturer and has become the industry standard to identify chemical ingredients that pollute the environment, bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic levels, or harm factory workers. Declare labels identify where a product comes from, what it’s made of and where it goes at the end of its useful life. Henry voluntarily discloses building product ingredients. You can find our Red-List-Free products here and our third-party certified Declare labels here.
Los Angeles Research Reports (LARR) provides third-party certification that Henry® waterproofing systems have been certified and validated to comply with the Building Research Section of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), which approves alternate building materials or products equivalent to the materials prescribed in the code in terms of quality, effective time period of fire resistance, strength, effectiveness, durability, and safety. Approved product reports are available on the Building Research Section of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety website.
Third-Party Audits and Sampling: UL, FM Approvals, ICC-ES, Miami-Dade County Product Control, Florida Building Commission and NSF International all independently require that the manufacturer’s quality assurance program is audited regularly to assure that the products being manufactured are the same quality as those originally examined as part of the original testing and certification program. CRRC periodically collects samples of certified products to verify test results for products being manufactured are the same as those originally tested for certification.
Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Program The Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Program (ZERH) is focused on increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero energy ready. Each residential dwelling must meet the requirements specified in the program; be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS (Home Energy Rating System) standards by an approved verifier; and meet all applicable codes. The building envelope plays a critical role in obtaining ZERH certification. An air barrier system, like Blueskin® VP100, can substantially reduce the amount of air leakage, resulting in reduced building energy consumption. ZERH certification also helps builders earn energy-efficient tax credits as detailed in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Passive House The Passive House Standard (PHIUS) is the most rigorous energy-efficient certification standard, allowing for extremely high levels of comfort as well as enormous energy savings for both residential and commercial buildings. The benefits of Passive House design are similar regardless of project type: significantly reduced energy consumption, a well-built and long-lasting building envelope, significantly smaller mechanical equipment, fresh indoor air, and significantly lower operating costs. Passive House focuses on these five main principles: airtight construction, continuous insulation, optimized windows, balance ventilation and minimal mechanical systems. For residential homes, uncontrolled leakage through gaps must be smaller than 0.6 of the total house volume per hour during a pressure test at 50 Pascal (both pressurized and depressurized). For commercial projects and buildings five stories and above that use noncombustible construction, the airtight envelope requirement is relaxed to an air infiltration rate of 0.08 cfm per square foot of envelope at a pressure differential of 50 Pascals. The building envelope plays a critical role in obtaining certification and Henry® offers commercial and residential Building Envelope Systems® to help achieve Passive House requirements.
LEED LEED certification can be applied to all types of residential and commercial projects, including new construction and major renovations. In addition to reducing energy and water consumption, LEED-certified buildings focus on indoor air quality, natural light, and safe building materials. Heath Product Declarations and Environmental Product Declarations are two documents that focus on product transparency that can be used as documentation to meet LEED requirements. A Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a standard format for reporting product ingredients developed by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides third-party verified information about the life cycle environmental impacts of a product. Henry manufactures several building envelope systems that support this effort and contribute toward achieving LEED points.