CDPH (California Department of Public Health) / CHPS (Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security) Section 01350 is a United States standard that addresses the human health and environmental impacts of building materials used by the architecture and design community. Also known as the Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers (Version 1.2), Section 01350 is used for assessing and limiting VOC emissions for indoor air. This method can be applied to any material used in an enclosed indoor environment, such as paints and other finishes, sealants, adhesives, suspended ceilings, wall and floor coverings, wood paneling, wall and ceiling insulation, and furniture. It establishes procedures for collecting samples, testing emissions, and indoor concentration modeling, as well as the required documentation to disclose VOC emissions. Section 01350 specifically sets parameters for school classroom settings and private offices, including their dimensions, occupancy capacities, ventilation, and quantities of products contained inside. While this standard requires testing for specific target chemicals, it is important to note that it does not cover all safety and health issues related to building materials. This method has been cited by many green building rating systems, standards, and codes, including USGBC LEED v4, IgCC, CalGreen, and ASHRAE 189.1. Compliance with Section 01350 can also be used to endorse a product for other certification programs and claims.


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