Improving Indoor Air Quality: A Simple Approach to Optimizing Product Selection

The field of indoor air quality (IAQ) research is growing at such a rapid rate that standards and guidelines for ventilation rates and low-emitting products are often one step behind the data. The resulting building and product certifications make it difficult for building owners and designers to understand how certain products will affect their project’s indoor air quality, or how achieving certain rating system credits will translate to indoor air quality goals.

Linnean may not have an answer, but we can help. We agree that it’s challenging and possibly detrimental to attempt to catalog a sweeping list of building product emissions rates and ventilation rates for all possible scenarios. Instead, we’re working on a material-decision support tool using a simple, project-specific approach to help designers and building owners optimize their product selection for improving the quality of indoor air. Check out our white paper to learn more.