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- Five basic but essential steps to better thermal inspections.
- Continued growth confirms need for verification of environmental claims.
- Carpet systems that meet or exceed CRI’s Green Label Plus standard can contribute one full Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Credit to the LEED ratings of the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Jeffrey C. May, MA, principal scientist, May Indoor Air Investigations LLC, and member of the HFI Healthy Carpet Workgroup, shares his perspective.
- Werner Braun, president of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), and member of the HFI Healthy Carpet Workgroup, offers his perspective.
- Promoting discussion of asthma, allergies, and the role of carpet selection and care.
- Carpeting can help hospitals improve sound-absorption, indoor air quality, staff and patient safety, and aesthetics, but it also poses many challenges.
- Without a long-term commitment to comprehensive environmental management, not even the best high performance school can hope to stay high performing for very long.
- 2003 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) found 1.8% of population loses job as result.
- Hazardous chemicals and products are made and used in the greatest quantities in workplaces — where they first expose workers.
- Four elements - sources, the HVAC system, pollutant pathways, and occupants - are involved in the development of IAQ problems.
- The benefits of carpet are forgotten or ignored in the face of perceived hazards.
- There is a widespread perception that carpet cannot be kept clean (sanitary) and that because of its inability to be kept clean, carpet contributes significantly to the deterioration of indoor environmental quality, especially leading to unhealthy indoor air quality. This unnecessary misconception often leads to policy decisions for removing carpet from many environments such as schools, health care facilities, and public agencies.
- There are many factors that can affect IAQ, such as human activity within the building, the building’s construction materials, and the types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in a building.