IAQ

Indoor Air Quality

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. Our goal is to eliminate or minimize air pollution, creating a healthy indoor environment. OTechnology building materials, adhesives, and finishes are non-toxic and do not off-gas noxious chemicals. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.

Environmental Benefits

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical component of providing a healthy and comfortable environment. IAQ affects the health, productivity, performance, and comfort of all humans. Healthy IAQ increases quality of life so that people can live happy lives and avoid IAQ-related health risks from exposure to indoor pollutants.  Healthy IAQ reduces environmental triggers of asthma and respiratory illness.

Health and / or Social Benefits

In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. The families who live in homes that focus on creating better indoor air quality report fewer negative health effects, including asthma episodes.

Demand for products made from safer and greener chemicals is growing rapidly. Consumers, investors, and governments want chemicals that have low to no toxicity and degrade into innocuous substances in the environment. Leading businesses are capturing these emerging market opportunities by redesigning their products and catalyzing change in their supply chains. We encourage you to support public policies and industry standards that know and disclose product chemistry; assess and avoid hazards; and commit to continuous improvement, also supporting research and development for green chemistry and engineering solutions.

Economic Benefits

Homes built to high IAQ specification will have a higher resell value. Increasing IAQ reduces illness and increases concentration and focus so that people are more productive in their lives and jobs.