Workplace Design Principles

A starting point for an evidenced-based design process

Indoor Air Quality and Interior Finishes: Selecting Materials January 21, 2009

Filed under: Indoor Air Quality — ia2studio @ 3:36 am

Carpet pads made of foamed plastic or sheet rubber are high in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which could effect the air quality of the entire room.  The impact of wall-coverings on interior air quality varies with the materials from which they are made.  Vinyl wall-coverings emit vinyl chloride and other VOCs.  This book gives details of which wall and flooring materials are best for maintaining a productive air environment in  both residential and workplaces.  (Binggeli, p 19, 220,234)


Binggeli, ASID, Corky. Materials for Interior Environments. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

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