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LEED IEQc4.3 Products

Indoor Environmental Quality - Credit 4.3 : Low Emitting Materials, Flooring Systems

The purpose of this credit is to reduce indoor air contaminants by targeting the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in flooring systems. The following standards apply to this credit and may be helpful in determining acceptable VOC levels:

  • Interior Carpet and Carpet Cushion
    Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Program
  • Carpet Adhesive
    IEQ Credit 4.1 VOC limit of 50 g/L
  • Hard Surface Flooring
  • Floor Finishes: Sealer, Stain, Finish
    SCAQMD Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, rules in effect January 1, 2004
  • Tile Setting Adhesives and Grout
    SCAQMD Rule 1168, Adhesive and Sealant Applications, January 7, 2005 Amendment
  • [OR] All Flooring Products
    California Department of Public Health Standard Practice for the Testing Of Volatile Organic Emissions From Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers, including 2004 Addenda, available here.

For more information on this and other LEED credits, visit the U.S. Green Building Council website.

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