“Sick building syndrome” was one of the first problems the green building community tried to solve. We’ve come a long way, but we’re not done yet.
by Paula Melton
October 4, 2016
Chalk one up for Team Green. Zero-VOC paints and low-emitting commercial carpets and workstations are now mainstream. We won!
Try telling that to the proud owners of green buildings that turn out to have indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.
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Avoiding Toxic Chemicals
Indoor Air Quality
LEED and WELL Product Labels: A Guide and Analysis
The Questionable Science Behind VOC Emissions Testing
VOCs in LEED v4 and Other Rating Systems
How to Get from VOC Certifications to Better Products
Why “Zero VOC” Was Never Enough
VOC Testing: What It Can and Can’t Tell You