Indoor Air Environment
Low Emitting Materials, Systems Furniture and Seating
Low Emitting Materials - Systems Furniture and Seating
IEQ Credit 4.5
1 Point


GUNLOCKE CONTRIBUTION

Many of our casegood, conferencing and seating products meet the requirements of Option 3 using SCS Global Services Indoor Air Advantage™ certification, and alternate IEQ 4.5 compliance path.

CREDIT INTENT

To reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants. .

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

All systems furniture and seating that was manufactured, refurbished or refinished within 1 year prior to occupancy must meet 1 of three options:

  • 1: Furniture and seating that are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified
  • 2: Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on the EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Large Chamber Test Protocol for Measuring Emissions of VOCs and Aldehydes (September 1999) testing protocol conducted in an independent air quality testing laboratory.
  • 3: Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on ANSI/BIFMA M7.1- 2007and ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 testing protocol conducted in an independent third-party air quality testing laboratory. The requirement in Section 5 of ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 is waived for LEED purposes. Section 5 requires that laboratories used to perform the emissions testing and/or provide analytical results must be independently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.”