GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
AQS, GREENGUARD to Host Interactive Forums on Critical IAQ Issues, Unveil New Scientific Findings at Indoor Air 2011
Diverse panel of experts to discuss health criteria of product emissions and the role of IAQ in green product labeling programs
(Atlanta, GA)—Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS), North America’s leading product emissions testing laboratory and services provider, along with the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), North America’s preeminent third-party indoor air quality product certifier, will host two interactive panel discussions on critical IAQ issues at the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2011) June 5 through June 12 in Austin, Texas.
The educational forums, which will feature a diverse group of expert panelists in an open Q&A setting, will dissect and explore key issues facing the indoor air quality science community, including acute and chronic health criteria of various chemicals and the impact of product emissions in high-performance buildings. Both forums will take place Thursday, June 9. For a complete schedule, visit www.aqs.com.
In addition to sponsoring the interactive forums, experts from both AQS and GEI will present a total of seven peer-reviewed papers at Indoor Air 2011—some of them unveiling never-before-released scientific findings based on data that have taken years to collect and analyze.
“This conference series has consistently provided a platform for the advancement of indoor air and climate sciences through the sharing of breakthrough scientific papers and forum-style workshops. As leaders in the IAQ community, it’s only natural for AQS and GEI to take such active roles in the conference and raise IAQ awareness,” says Dr. Marilyn Black, founder of GEI and president of AQS.
Hosted by the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), of which Dr. Black is a founding member, Indoor Air 2011 provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas about the major challenges facing the indoor air and climate community. The triennial conference will highlight indoor air chemistry and health, the long-term effects of “green” building on indoor air quality and emerging contaminants, and other topics beyond the conventional scope of indoor air quality (IAQ) research.
About Air Quality Sciences (AQS)
Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS), a member of the Underwriters Laboratories® Global Network, is a renowned indoor air quality testing and research laboratory. With the largest environmental chamber facility in the world, AQS conducts certification services for the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and partners with key programs like the CRI IAQ Green Label Plus Testing Program, Green Seal, Ecologo, CHPS, and USGBC, in testing products for their volatile organic compounds and determining their impact on IAQ. AQS has tested over 70,000 products, including cleaning chemicals, and has a room sized chamber dedicated to testing the emissions and efficacy of cleaning processes. For more information, visit www.aqs.com.
About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and serves as a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org .