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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v3 - LEED India 2011

Low-emitting materials - adhesives and sealants

EQc4.1 | Possible 1 point

Intent

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.

Requirements

All adhesives and sealants used on the interior of the building (i.e., inside the weatherproofing system and applied on-site) must comply with the following requirements as applicable to the project scope30 :

  • Adhesives, sealants and sealant primers must comply with the VOC limits listed in the table below. These limits are from the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) EG105 Evaluation Guideline for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content and Emissions of Adhesives and Sealants (http://www.saveprogram.icc-es.org/guidelines/).

  • Aerosol adhesives must comply with the VOC limits listed in the table below. These limits are from the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) EG105 Evaluation Guideline for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content and Emissions of Adhesives and Sealants (http://www.saveprogram.icc-es.org/guidelines/).
30 The use of VOC budget is permissible for compliance with this credit.
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