Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

D+D News

Main News Page


ANSI OKs Construction Mold Standard

Friday, December 4, 2009

Comment | More

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the first national standard to focus solely on mold and moisture issues in the construction of new buildings.

The ANSI / GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Mold and Moisture Management Standard for New Construction (ANSI / GEI – MMS1001) was developed by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) and recently approved and published by ANSI.

The standard details design, construction and maintenance practices for preventing the harmful growth of mold.  Moisture, and in turn mold, can ruin indoor environmental quality, compromise building materials and building systems and cost thousands of dollars to fix. Preventing these risks protect financial investments while preserving the structural integrity and air quality of the building.

“We are very excited to bring such a valuable resource to the building industry,” stated Henning Bloech, executive director of GEI. “With mold and moisture issues negatively impacting so many buildings and building occupants, we recognized a need for a consensus-developed standard to address this devastating problem.”

Work on the standard began in March 2007. The Consensus Board, which developed the measure, included professionals from architecture, academia, commercial construction, finance, legal, insurance, engineering, home building and building science.

Receiving ANSI approval validates the standard and ensures it will be a valuable resource for the marketplace. An electronic or hard copy version of the standard is available for purchase at www.greenguard.org.

 

   

Tagged categories: ANSI; Certifications and standards; Commercial Buildings; Mold; Residential

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
PPG Paints
 
SPEEDHIDE® PRO-EV ZERO INTERIOR PAINT
 
For a dependable, VOC-free interior paint, professionals who are both performance-conscious and cost-conscious rely on PPG PAINTS™ Speedhide Pro-EV zero.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
 
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!
 

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
 
KTA Inspection Services
 
Determine Specification Compliance:
• Surface Preparation
• Moisture Content
• Paint Materials & Application
• Aesthetics
Contact: Kevin Brown,
336-386-4000
 

 
Atlas Material Testing Technology
 
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
 
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com
    atlas.info@ametek.com
 

 
Pratt & Lambert Paints
 
Trusted Performance with Proven Results
 
Pratt & Lambert’s finest, Accolade® Premium Paint & Primer, applies flawlessly with superb hide and long-lasting durability for great results, every time.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2017, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved