BREEAM VOC criteria: Updated list of recognised emissions rating schemes

BREEAM International, the UK originated and globally used sustainable buildings certification system, not only published new criteria in March 2016, see an earlier blog. Now the list of recognised emissions rating schemes was updated, to reflect the recent changes.

Please note: The criteria for low emitting products are not compulsory; you can raise a BREEAM certified building without low-emitting products. But you can earn additional points for your building project by using low-emitting products.

Regarding indoor air quality, use of low emitting products inside the building can be helpful to achieve one or two points if the BREEAM specifications have been proved by testing, or if the product fulfils the specifications of any recognised schemes and programs (differentiated in one list for compliance with the recent BREEAM standards and one list for compliance with the BREEAM standards from 2016 onwards). This document is not yet available for direct download from the BREEAM webpages, except from BREEAM Sweden.

Eurofins labels Indoor Air Comfort and Indoor Air Comfort Gold are on that list. Indoor Air Comfort Gold will be accepted now both for BREEAM and for LEED, see an earlier blog.

That list makes it easy to identify BREEAM compatible low emitting products on the market.

BREEAM Norway goes a separate way and did not yet publish that document.


About Eurofins Product Testing A/S - VOC testing

Eurofins Product Testing A/S is the market leader world-wide for VOC emissions chamber testing, operating several hundreds of test chambers of different sizes, experienced with VOC emission chamber testing since 1989. In cooperation with Eurofins VOC testing labs in China and in Japan. Many News appear continuously that can be important for industry, authorities and associations. This Blog shows News on VOC emissions testing for regulations in Germany, France and Belgium as well as for LEED, BREEAM, Indoor air Comfort, EMICODE, Blue Angel, CDPH Section 1350 and more.
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