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  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air qualit...

  • Materials & Resources

    In the construction and day-to-day operations of buildings, many materials and resources are used and a great deal of waste is generated. ...

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus

CRI, the Carpet and Rug Institute, is an industry organization devoted to science-based, environmentally-focused standards for carpets and rugs. Their Green Label and Green Label Plus designations are for carpets and rugs which have been rigorously tested and proven to be durable, low-emitting, and meet other standards for excellence.

http://www.carpet-rug.org/

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Blinds

    Blinds are versatile window coverings. Blinds block or reduce sunlight penetration through windows. They are made with either vertical or horizontal...
  • Overhead Air Distribution

    Overhead air distribution is the most common approach to mixing and delivering conditioned air to a space, though the delivery method can vary from ...
  • Oven

    Convection ovens are common in food service. Look for equipment that carries the Energy Star label for energy efficiency.Walk-in and reach-in freezers should have fully-gasketed doors to fully contain the cold air within, and walls should be adequat...