See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: IAQ assessment
Due to our passion for sustainable building materials, Ecophon offers the market’s widest range of sound absorbers with extremely low emissions of volatile chemicals. In principle, our products cause no increase in the levels of chemicals specified in option 2 of LEED’s “Indoor air quality” section.
To establish better quality indoor air in the building after construction and during occupancy.
Option 1. Flush-out before occupancy or during occupancy (1 point)
Path 1. Before Occupancy Install new filtration media and perform a building flush-out by supplying a total air volume of 14,000 cubic feet of outdoor air per square foot (4 267 140 liters of outdoor air per square meter) of gross floor area while maintaining an internal temperature of at least 60°F (15°C) and no higher than 80°F (27°C) and relative humidity no higher than 60%.
Once the space is occupied, it must be ventilated at a minimum rate of 0.30 cubic foot per minute (cfm) per square foot of outdoor air (1.5 liters per second per square meter of outside air) or the design minimum outdoor air rate determined in EQ Prerequisite Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance, whichever is greater. During each day of the flush-out period, ventilation must begin at least three hours before occupancy and continue during occupancy. These conditions must be maintained until a total of 14,000 cubic feet per square foot of outdoor air (4 270 liters of outdoor air per square meter) has been delivered to the space.
Option 2. Air testing (2 points)
After construction ends and before occupancy, but under ventilation conditions typical for occupancy, conduct baseline IAQ testing (ASTM standard methods, EPA compendium methods, or ISO methods).
Read the detailed requirement for IAQ Assessment
At Ecophon, we have long been making systematic efforts to reduce the amount of chemicals in our products. With the introduction of our third - generation glass wool insulation in 2010, we gradually began phasing out the oil-based binder that we previously used.
Since 2015, all our products have been made of third generation glass wool, and we offer the market’s widest selection of sound absorbers with extremely low emissions.
Furthermore, all the paints we use are water-based.