Some products are “green” because they help us monitor the indoor environment. These include carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, lead-paint test kits, and other IAQ test kits or devices. Because some products, such as CO detectors, are so common, we look for evidence of superb performance or other features in order to consider them exceptional enough for listing in GreenSpec.
EMLab provides a wide array of sampling devices for measuring IAQ, including Air-O-Cell Cassettes for gathering mold and bioaerosol samples. Samples are returned to EMLab for analysis. EMLab also supplies and rents equipment for gathering specimens.
Alerting building occupants about toxins or contaminants is important in many situations. With some toxins, an immediate warning is needed; with others, long-term exposure is the concern.
Products GreenSpec lists range from single-use test kits to monitoring systems installed throughout a building. Some test for gases such as radon, VOCs, or carbon monoxide, and some for mold and other particulates. Some also monitor temperature and humidity to detect ventilation issues.
EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
EQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
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