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Checklist: How to Improve & Manage Indoor Air Quality in Office Environments

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When considering office ergonomics, “invisible” indoor environmental quality (IEQ) factors such as indoor air quality, daylight and views, acoustics, etc., can be easily overlooked.

In this blog, we have a handy checklist for achieving and maintaining optimum indoor air quality so you can help your employees breathe easier, sooner.

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Hear the Latest on Indoor Air Quality Certification

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Hear the latest about healthy indoor air quality. See how major manufacturing companies are meeting demands for low emitting products to contribute to LEED, WELL & other green building rating systems with SCS Indoor Advantage Certification. Learn more

WELL@Home: Quick Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

by Dusan Licina
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Think about how much time you plan to spend outdoors today. Research shows that we spend approximately 90% of our lifetime in enclosed spaces, and as much as 69% of that time is within the home.1 While cooking, cleaning or even comfortably resting on a sofa, we are exposed to millions of invisible air contaminants which can put us at risk for health problems. A recent global burden of disease study, published in The Lancet, demonstrated that household air pollution was rated as the third cause of ill health for the world’s population!2

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You: Improving the Air We Breathe Indoors

By Steve Kooy, SCS Global Services
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Forty years ago, if you didn’t see it, you weren’t worried. Today, given advances in science and technology, we now understand that gases and micro-pollutants in our air –even those we can’t detect by sight or smell –can impact our health and well-being. Air quality is no longer something we can judge by our senses alone, especially indoors. 

India Indoors: Earning Credit for Your Low-Emitting Materials

By Linda Brown and Nicole Munoz
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The building sector in India is rapidly emerging as a global center for green building construction.

Elite Paint Receives First Lead Safe Paint® Certification in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh & EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ --  Elite Paint is the first paint company in Bangladesh to achieve Lead Safe Paint® certification. Yesterday, the news was announced publicly through a press briefing organized by Elite Paint and  Chemical Industries in the Begum Sufia Kamal Public Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Approves SCS Global Services as Third Party Certifier for Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.,  June 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it is now approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Third Party Certifier (TPC) for the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products, commonly referred to as the EPA Formaldehyde Rule.

The Growth of Green Product Certification in China

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The Chinese characters for “China” (zhong guo) – middle (中) and kingdom (国) – translate into a worldview that places China at the center of the world. This worldview is more of an economic reality than ever given China’s meteoric ascension to global powerhouse status. What does this mean for the green and sustainable products market?

SCS Global Services Approves VITO to Conduct VOC Emissions Testing for its Indoor Air Quality Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif. and MOL, Belgium, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted international leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has partnered with VITO, a premier independent research and technology organisation based in Mol, Belgium, to provide volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for the SCS Indoor Advantage™, SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold,

New Type of Drywall Can Play a Role in Improving Indoor Air Quality

Specially formulated gypsum absorbs formaldehyde in the home.
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The past few decades have seen an abundance of research tying all manner of health issues to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). While most typically think of industrial air pollution when they think of polluted air, the fact is that there are more negative health impacts from the air we breathe inside. Poor IAQ has been linked to headaches, fatigue, concentration problems, allergies, asthma and other issues. Homebuyers know this, and are making purchasing decisions based on interior health and safety.

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