Cal Iaq

California Indoor Air Quality Program

IAQ Information: Volatile Organic Compounds, (VOCs)

CALIFORNIA IAQ GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS

o       Update of the Standard Practice

Background Documents & Test Methods:

o       CDHS-IAQ Report: Standard Practice for Testing of VOCs from Various Sources Using Small-scale Environmental Chambers

o       CHPS: Specifications Section 01350: Special Environmental Requirements

o       CDHS-IAQ Report: Reducing Occupant Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) From Office Building Construction Materials: Non-Binding Guidelines

Office Furniture Systems:

o       State of California, Open Office Panel Systems Indoor Air Quality Specifications (March 3,)

o       State of California (previous), Environmental Specifications for Office Furniture Systems (December 18,)

 

MATERIAL EMISSION TESTING: CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS & LABORATORIES

PROGRAM

LABORATORIES

o       Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)

o       Air Quality Sciences (AQS)

o       CHPS Low-Emitting Materials (LEM) Table

o       Berkeley Analytical Associates (BAA)

o       Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI)

o       Exova (formerly Bodycote Material Testing)

o       Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)

o       Materials Analytical Services (MAS)

o       Eurofins Product Testing

PAPERS AND ARTICLES

o       CDHS-IAQ Report: Long-Term Building Air Measurements for VOCs Including Aldehydes at a Five-Building Sustainable Office Complex In California (August)

o       CDHS-IAQ Report: Building Material Emissions Study (November)

o       Testing of Building Products for Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds:  Practical Time Point for Assessing Potential Chronic Health Impacts, by AT Hodgson & LE Alevantis ( November)

o       The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings: A Report to California's Sustainable Building Task Force (October)

o       Sustainable Building Practices in California State Buildings, by LE Alevantis, K Frevert, R Muller, H Levin & A Sowell, Indoor Air

o       Special Environmental Requirements for a California State Office Building, by A Bernheim, H Levin, & LE Alevantis, Indoor Air 2002

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

o       Build It GREEN website

o       California Integrated Waste Management Board (IWMB) Green Building website

o       Healthy Building Network website

o       U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Building website

o       U.S. Green Building Council website

 

Updated: JMW 10/26/2009

 

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