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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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