Since July 2017 eco-INSTITUT-Label is approved as equivalency standard for evaluation of VOC emissions from construction products and floor coverings in the context of building classification programme WELL Building Standard® (WELL) of International WELL Building Institute® (IWBI).
“We are happy about a further approval in a special building classification programme.“
states Daniel Tigges, manager of Cologne-based eco-INSTITUT.
“Manufacturers of products bearing the eco-INSTITUT-Label are enabled by this to participate fuss-free in so-called “healthy-living“ building projects and are able via this to position themselves more stongly on the market.“
WELL Building standard was developed over a period of seven years by scientists, medicals and architects and was launched in 2014. WELL is the first standard ever taking an holistic approach: it focuses mainly on the impacts a building is having on health and well-being on the people being in the building. Different features like air and water quality in the building as much as the offered light concept are separately regarded and evaluated, amounting to a total of credits leading to WELL in the categories silver, gold or platinum.
eco-INSTITUT-Label was approved in topic air feature 4 part 1 to 4 in terms of reduction of VOC emissions from construction products like paints and coatings for indoor use, adhesives, sealants, insulation products and floor coverings. Additionally to eco-INSTITUT-Label criteria products for employment in WELL projects must fulfil formaldehyde limit value of 10 µg/m3 after 28 days.
Further infos on WELL at www.wellcertified.com