Promoting Healthy Indoor Environmental Quality for New and Existing Projects

A few recommendations on how to improve your building and home's indoor air quality:


Material(s) selection:  


For new and renovation projects choose low or non-emitting building materials and finishes to avoid exposure to dangerous chemical.


  • Select building materials that resist moisture in order to avoid growth and spread of mold.


  • Choose materials that have low to zero VOC content (volatile organic content).  VOCs can irritate the eye, nose, and throat and can possible cause cancer.  Materials that might contain VOCs include:  solvent, paint, paint strippers, home cleaning products and air refresheners.  There are many buiding material products on the market today which are cost-effective and have little to zero VOC content.


  • Avoid products with Formaldehyde, a well known VOC that can cause cancer and other related health issues.  Formaldehyde is presnet in many building products which includes wall paneling, glues, foam insulation.  It can also be found in some home and office furniture products.  


Simple web research and or consulting a sustainable building consultant, like CPG, can help you renovate and or build a new home that will promote a healthy indoor environment.  The above strategies are only a few of the many strategies one can use.  

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CPG is a qualified partcipating Rater for PG&E's Energy Upgrade CA Multifamily Program in Southern California.  As qualified Rater we can perform Energy Efficiency Performance Audits, required for building owners to benefit from the Multifamily Energy Upgrade California Program.  Click here to learn more.  


GreenPoint Rating:  What's in it for you?  

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Here's a good article on CalGreen and its relation to GreenPoint Rated & Title 24:

"CalGreen, GreenPoints, and Title 24-What's the Deal?" by Rebecca Firestone in GreenCompliancePlus


Building Benchmark:  Per AB 1103, its the law.  Initial compliance will begin on January 1, 2014 (California) for non-residential buildings going through a financial transaction which includes: a sale, lease and refinance.  Click here for more info.


Frequently Asked Questions about CA's Non-Residential Building Energy Use Disclosure Law (AB 1103), click here:  


CTCAC Sustainable Building Method Requirements for affordable housing projects


"Affordable Housing with Unaffordable Energy Bills, Innovative Financial Solutions to Drive Greater Efficiency," excellent article discussing affordable housing and efficiency




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