To reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.
All systems furniture1 and seating2 that was manufactured, refurbished or refinished within 1 year prior3 to occupancy must meet 1 of the options below.
Furniture and seating are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2007and ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 testing protocol conducted in an independent third-party air quality testing laboratory.
The requirement in Section 5 of ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 is waived for LEED purposes. Section 5 requires that laboratories used to perform the emissions testing and/or provide analytical results must be independently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.”
|Chemical Contaminant||Emission Limits Systems Furniture||Emission Limits Seating|
|TVOC||0.5 mg/m3||0.25 mg/m3|
|Formaldehyde||50 parts per billion||25 parts per billion|
|Total Aldehydes||100 parts per billion||50 parts per billion|
|4 – Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH)||0.0065 mg/m3||0.00325 mg/m3|
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