Alan and Patrick attended the ASBP conference on Healthy Buildings and the Role of Products, at UCL in London. The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products is a not for profit organisation, committed to high performance, healthy and low carbon products and environments, and the event follows growing concerns about buildings adversely affecting our health. With a wide range of speakers and many different takes on the subject of health in buildings, it proved to be a useful overview of the varying standards, industry experience, and advice on specifying products.
Healthy Buildings Standards
A key theme of the afternoon was the various and sometimes conflicting methods and standards that can be used to assess indoor health. From air quality and measuring VOCs (volatile organic compounds), to building user surveys, the metrics allow for varied approaches.