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Materials used in buildings often contain compounds that have a negative effect on indoor air quality (IAQ) and the earth’s atmosphere. These compounds can be present in adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring, carpets, composite wood and agrifiber products, furnishings, and in ceiling and wall systems. Low-emitting materials release only small amounts of these compounds into the surrounding air over time. Strategies for selecting low-emitting options include ensuring material compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 standard for furniture emissions. Non-profit certification programs that verify conformance with the standard including but not limited to SCS Indoor Advantagenon government site opens in new window, Certified Green, Greenguard, and any other program that uses the open ANSI standard.

BIFMA.org | BIFMA Standards Overviewnon government site opens in new window

South Coast Air Quality Management District | Rule 1168: Adhesive and Sealant Applicationsopens in new window

GreenSeal.org | Green Seal Standards - Construction Materials & Building Equipmentnon government site opens in new window

The Carpet and Rug Institutenon government site opens in new window

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  • Occupant Comfort - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...good indoor air quality is one that is low in toxins, contaminants and odors. Good...providing indoor plants, and using only low-emitting / non-toxic materials and green
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 242 › occupant-comfort
  • Green Procurement Compilation - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ... electric vehicles, and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles. Products used
    https://sftool.gov › greenprocurement › federal
  • Building Certification Standards Crosswalk - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Enhance the Indoor Environment: Low-Emitting Materials and Products GP 4.4. Enhance...products, energy efficient products, low-flow water devices, products from local
    https://sftool.gov › learn › GRScrosswalk
  • Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions

    ...non-invasive, drought tolerant, and low maintenance plant species and employ...health risks. iii. Low-Emitting Materials Use low emitting materials for building
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › guiding_principles_for_sustainable_federal_buildings_and_associated_instructions_february_2016.pdf
  • Child Care Centers - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...selection of fixtures is essential. Low-flow toilets, low-flow faucets, and aerators...determined by its safety, durability, low maintenance, recycled content, functionality
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 502 › child-care-centers
  • Resources > Lighting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...energy demand by the waste heat it emits, lighting is a primary focus for achieving...automated dimmers and photosensors. Replace low-efficiency lighting technologies (incandescent
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 36 › lighting › resources-impact
  • Net Zero Energy Building - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Zero Emissions any greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere are balanced by
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 420 › net-energy-building
  • Green Globes Basic Presentation

    Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential. Major Renovation...IV.D.1 Low-Emitting Materials - Specify materials and products with low pollutant
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › 14 Erin Shaffer - Principles for New and Renovation Construction.pdf
  • Sustainable Sites - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Alternative Fuel Vehicle Vehicles that use low-polluting, nongasoline fuels to power...does not consume fossil fuels, using low VOC paints and sealants, using environmentally
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 46 › sustainable-sites
  • MaterialDetails - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...is produced. The remaining light is emitted upward to produce reflected light
    https://sftool.gov › material › 1989 › overhead-direct-indirect
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    BOC II IFMA - FMP IFMA - CFM AEE - EMIT AEE - CEM * “FBPTA Aligned” credentials...BOC II IFMA - FMP IFMA - CFM AEE - EMIT AEE - CEM * “FBPTA Aligned” credentials
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › ISWG FEDSAT Brief Final - 11-10-2015.pdf
  • System Bundling > Lighting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...due to their mercury content. Light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures have a higher
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 4 › lighting › system-bundling
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    Occupancy Sensors, Parking lot Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with Controls 5 Topic
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › AFFECT Grant Program.pdf
  • A Temperature and Seasonal Energy Analysis of Green, White and Dark Roofs

    ...growing public awareness of the role that low-reflectance (e.g., dark), impervious...heat island signal that correlates with low vegetation abundance in the area.
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Columbia_A_Temperature_ and_Seasonal_Energy_Analysis.pdf
  • Microsoft Word - Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

    For example, 2014 revealed a record low population of migrating monarch butterflies...with expensive maintenance needs to a low-maintenance, wild-flower, meadow or
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › supporting_the_health_of_honey_bees_and_other_pollinators.pdf
  • Enhancing Health with Indoor Air - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...complaints about the “bioeffluents” emitted by people. Under this “conventional”...”Natural ventilation paired with other low-energy strategies to improve comfort
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 626 › enhancing-health-indoor-air
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...and Other) (MT CO2e) Total Quantity Emitted Biogenic (MT CO2e) Scope 1: On-Site
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › Inventory of Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reductions to Date, and Potential Reductions.pdf
  • GpcProductsXlsx

    Energy Construction Materials Low-emissivity (low-e) Window Film GSA's Green Proving...Tools 332510C HVAC/Mechanical Low-emissivity (low-e) Window Film GSA's Green Proving
    https://sftool.gov › GpcDownload › GpcProductsXlsx
  • Healthy Cleaning - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...disinfecting products in aerosol cans emits particles in the air which can be ingested...devices are placed on the ground and emit a chemical product in a semi-spherical
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 645 › healthy-cleaning
  • Living Architecture: Green Roofs for Public Buildings

    ...mitigating storm water overflows is to employ low impact development (LID) strategies...enable the molecules to retain and emit solar radiation. Of all greenhouse gases
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Living_Architecture_Green_Roofs_for_Public_Buildings.pdf

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