See below how Insulation Solutions by ISOVER can contribute to LEED criteria: Low-Emitting materials
ISOVER is continuously improving its products to reduce Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, including formaldehyde, to the lowest possible levels trough its eco-innovation process and continuous improvement methodology.
To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment.
This credit covers volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions into indoor air and the VOC content of materials, as well as the testing methods by which indoor VOC emissions are determined. Different materials must meet different requirements to be considered compliant for this credit. The building interior and exterior are organized into seven categories, each with different threshold for compliance. Walls, ceilings and flooring are defined as building interior products; each layer of the assembly, including paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants, must be evaluated for compliance. Insulation is tracked separately.
Read the detailed requirement for Low-Emitting Materials.
The importance of good air quality in a building has long been recognized in terms of its contribution to general health and well-being. The best way of providing the comfort associated with good indoor air quality is to reduce pollution from source, while also improving ventilation and purifying the air. The first step is removing or minimizing emissions of primary and secondary pollutants at source. ISOVER is continuously improving its products to reduce formaldehyde and VOC emissions to the lowest possible levels. Tested according to ISO 16000 standards, ISOVER glass wool products release a very low amount of formaldehyde and VOC.
Thanks to an innovative plant-based binder free from formaldehyde contained in the new glass wool generation, the release of formaldehyde into the indoor air environment is close to zero. This innovative glass wool product meets the industry’s most stringent standards related to Indoor Air Quality.
In several countries, ISOVER glass wool products are certified by independent institutes according to low VOC emission rating schemes such as Eurofins in Europe or GreenGuard in North America.
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