Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is enhanced by utilizing materials that meet the following criteria:
- Low or non-toxic
Materials that emit few or no carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, or irritants as demonstrated by the manufacturer through appropriate testing.
- Minimal chemical emissions
Products that have minimal emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Products that also maximize resource and energy efficiency while reducing chemical emissions.
- Low-VOC assembly
Materials installed with minimal VOC-producing compounds, or no-VOC mechanical attachment methods and minimal hazards.
- Moisture resistant
Products and systems that resist moisture or inhibit the growth of biological contaminants in buildings.
- Healthfully maintained
Materials, components, and systems that require only simple, non-toxic, or low-VOC methods of cleaning.
- Systems or equipment
Products that promote healthy IAQ by identifying indoor air pollutants or enhancing the air quality.