Volatile organic compound / Guides

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...volatile organic compound (VOC) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) There is no arguing that spray foam and rigid foam panels have certain applications where other insulation materials simply won't work. The excellent performance and sometimes ease of installation of foam products has always been tainted b...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...volatile organic compound (VOC) found in most wood products . This low-emission greenhouse gas (GHG) product will also comply with the new U.S. federal TSCA Title VI standard on formaldehyde emissions. Uses for Formaldehyde-free Rice stalk MDF Just like conventional wood-based MDF panels, rice fiber panels are su...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...compounds VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paints and primers Formaldehyde and other chemicals present in building materials VOCs from adhesives and surface finishes Airborne fibers from insulation batts Off-gassing of foam insulation How to prepare for home renovations: Move furniture: Take as much...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...Volatile Organic Compounds): We grew to accept VOCs in our paints and not a lot of thought was put into why, or if they were actually necessary. VOCs are added by manufacturers partly to slow drying times, but predominantly to prevent paint from freezing during transportation. This process can be easily avoided with ...