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LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors | v2 - LEED 2.0

Low-emitting materials - paints and coatings

EQc4.2 | Possible 1 point


Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.


Interior paints and coating applied on-site must meet the limitations and restrictions concerning chemical components set by the following standards:

  • Topcoat Paints: Green Seal Standard GS-11, Paints, First Edition, May 20, 1993.
  • Anti-Corrosive and Anti-Rust Paints: Green Seal Standard GS-03, Anti-Corrosive Paints, Second Edition, January 7, 1997. For applications on ferrous metal substrates.
  • All other Architectural Coatings, Primers and Undercoats: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113, Architectural Coatings, rules in effect on January 1, 2004.
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