Because Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, the quality of materials and finishes inside a building are extremely important. Yet, many finishing products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to the "new condo smell" and can be highly irritating to people with chemical sensitivities.
Green buildings are healthier buildings because they have Improved Air Quality due to:
Low emitting materials
Carpets, paints and adhesives much lower in volatile organic compounds
The entire ventilation system is designed to deliver fresh air either directly to your suite or on a continuous basis
Pre-occupancy air quality management plans designed to flush out particles and contaminants following construction.
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