Monthly Archives: November 2014

FEMB standard on sustainable office furniture was published

The FEMB Sustainability standard (2014) will used for a third-party sustainability certification called “level®” from mid/end 2015. Low emissions is just one out of many criteria in the sustainability standard. For formaldehyde, minimum is compliance of the used wood-based panels … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Comfort – basic revision, now version 5.1

Indoor Air Comfort and Indoor Air Comfort GOLD are independent private labels for the products showing low or very low emissions. The requirements are based on the limit values of the regulations and of the most relevant voluntary labels that … Continue reading

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Decision of European Court: DIBt approval system = barrier to trade

DIBt lost at European Court where the European Commission claimed that Germany raised “barriers to trade” with its current rules and practices (Bauregellisten) concerning a specific German approval of construction products. This was said to “breach of EU Single Market … Continue reading

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BREEAM: 2014 versions modify the specifications on low emissions from products

BREEAM is an international scheme for certifying sustainable buildings, based on UK specifications. The 2014 versions of BREEAM modify the specifications on low emissions from products. Wooden products, any sort of floorings, and suspended ceiling tiles: Alternative compliance methods increase … Continue reading

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Several News from US Green Building Council on LEED in October 2014

1) List of compliant low VOC rating systems US GBC operates a list of common low VOC rating systems that allow to show compliance of a product with the credit on low-emitting interior products. Some of them are directly compliant, … Continue reading

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VOC limit values and FAQ published for Belgian VOC regulation

An indicative list was published containing the LCI limit values for Belgium. These shall be used for showing compliance with the Belgian decree on low VOC emissions from construction products. This list is just indicative because in any case, the … Continue reading

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