Environmental Impact

Abstract

This practice includes a selection of Non-toxic or low-emitting materials that release relatively low levels of odorous, irritating, toxic, or hazardous substances unhealthy to building occupants. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (including formaldehyde), particulates, and fibers include substances often emitted from building materials that can adversely impact human health.

Choice of Non-Toxic material

This practice includes a selection of Non-toxic or low-emitting materials that release relatively low levels of odorous, irritating, toxic, or hazardous substances unhealthy to building occupants. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (including formaldehyde), particulates, and fibers include substances often emitted from building materials that can adversely impact human health.