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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project's sustainability. Environmentally responsibl...
  • Buildings and Health

    The challenge for building design and operations is to identify and eliminate health risks while also providing positive physical, emotional, and...

  • Building Operations and Maintenance Services

    Follow these sustainable strategies as your space renovations are complete and the building and interiors are operated in an environmentally sustai...
  • Enhancing Health with Indoor Air

    Four key levers to enhance health and performance by improving indoor air.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

Carbon compounds that participate in atmospheric photochemical reactions (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides and carbonates, and ammonium carbonate). The compounds become a gas at normal room temperatures and degrade indoor air quality.  VOCs can be found in paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants and other finish materials.

Whole Building Systems

  • IEQ - Low-emitting Materials

    Building materials, such as paints, sealants, adhesives, office equipment and furnishings, can emit invisible, odorous, and potentially harmful gass...

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Limit the use of products containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specify low or no-VOC alternatives.

  • IEQ - LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors (v4)

    Low-emitting materials that give off little to no harmful chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are promoted in LEED for Interior De...


  • Paints and Coatings

    Paints and coatings provide an aesthetically appealing atmosphere for a commercial setting. Paints and coatings should contain low or no VOCs to m...
  • Fabric Wrapped Panels

    Fabric wall panels are typically made of a composite wood core (particleboard, MDF, plywood, etc) covered in fabric such as hemp or organic cotton.
  • Compost

    Composting is the collection of organic food waste that can be used for fertilizer or soil enrichment once the food items biodegrade. Many types of...