07 Mar '12, 10pm

Do you want to breathe healthier indoor air? I know I do! If so, please read this Call To Action

Furniture is held to different and less stringent emissions standards than other products. The industry-backed BIFMA test method is the only test method specifically cited in the credit, which may cause LEED users to believe—mistakenly—that this is the only qualified furniture test method in LEED. BIFMA has not publicly announced its intention to adopt California’s more stringent formaldehyde emissions levels, which all other products in LEED 2012 will be required to meet. This issue is even more problematic when you consider that BIFMA uses a less stringent and less restrictive test model than other credible testing methods in the marketplace. The GREENGUARD Test Method (GGTM), the most widely-used and referenced product emissions testing method in North America, uses a much stricter modeling scenario and has adopted the new lower formaldehyde emissions level, as establis...

Full article: http://greenguard.org/en/pledge.aspx

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