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Hoped-For Consensus on IAQ Falls Apart

As the parent organizations behind a consensus standard split up, the stakeholders are asked to choose a side.

Competing standards for building product emissions represent one of the most confusing areas in green product certifications, and relief may not be on the way. A highly anticipated effort faces questions following a joint June 3, 2011 announcement from NSF International and Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI) that the two would pursue separate paths. The two groups had been working together to develop a single, robust, health-based standard for indoor volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Published June 9, 2011

Melton, P. (2011, June 9). Hoped-For Consensus on IAQ Falls Apart. Retrieved from