IAQ, House Plants and More…

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the April 2011 newsletter.

When I was touring one of Chicago’s first green buildings, the tour guide turned our attention to some house plants. He remarked how these plants improved the indoor air quality. Is that really true?

This month’s featured website, BuildingEcology.com, has a scientific opinion on the matter. The site has a few resources devoted to the relationship between IAQ and house plants. This link is a good place to start: IAQ and Plants.

The website has several excellent articles on a wide range of IAQ topics. Many of the articles are written by Hal Levin, a well-known consultant, researcher and author. He’s also the Executive Director of ISIAQ and involved in the upcoming event Indoor Air 2011 in Austin, TX June 5-10.

The BuildingEcology.com site has the collection of 26 indoor environmental reports from the European Union. You can view and download all of these reports on this page: European Collaborative Action on Urban Air, Indoor Environment and Human Exposure Reports

If that’s not enough, here are a few more articles that may interest you:

Moving Beyond TVOC
National Programs to Assess IEQ Effects of Building Materials and Products
Lessons Learned from Product Testing, Source Evaluation, and Air Sampling from a Five-Building Sustainable Office Complex

There are other great articles and web links on the site, too numerous to list here. To visit this month’s featured website, click: BuildingEcology.com.

To subscribe to this newsletter click the following link: IAQ Website of the Month.

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