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Keeping in Mind IAQ Design and Build Fundamentals in a COVID-centric World

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“All it takes is a sneeze. Whether you’re working at home or in an office, that simple sound triggers a response. For most people, it goes something like this: “Hmm, maybe it’s just a winter allergy. No, that sounded more like a cold. What if there’s a fever? How do I know if it’s the flu or COVID-19? How do I know those germs aren’t spreading through the HVAC system?”  

Fortunately, there are multiple rating systems and certifications already available to help guide the design and construction of buildings that support occupant health, whether during a pandemic or not.”

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

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While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.

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?

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