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- December 10, 2013
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USGBC Addresses Indoor Air Quality Concerns
Designing and building environmentally friendly structures has taken on a new safety aspect. In addition to promoting energy efficiency within the building implementation, the materials used will also be monitored for potential health risks. The US Green Building Council has partnered with numerous other organizations to promote the Building Health Initiative.
Transparency of building materials will be key to success.
The USGBC has recognized the growing concern over indoor air quality in “green” buildings. The key to successfully transitioning to safer air quality will be transparency. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and Underwriter Laboratories are partners for this initiative as well. LEED awards various levels of certification for green buildings based on points earned. LEED will award points for companies that display transparency with potentially harmful materials.
Written by Brad Abbott