Variance Analysis from an Inter-Laboratory Comparison about Different Emission Test Methods by a Certified Green Building Material in Taiwan
This paper utilizes a product certified by Green Building Material Label (TGBML) in Taiwan on comparing the benchmarks of emission, test methods and compounds with other green building material labels, especially focusing the analyte on HCHO and VOCs. On a statistical basis, we get the test values of 288 low-emission products certified by TGBML. The average emission rates of HCHO and VOCs are as follows: HCHO=0.0028 mg/m2*hr, and TVOC=0.0683 mg/m2*hr. (Benchmarks of low-emission product of TGBML are as follows: HCHO=0.08 mg/m2*hr, and TVOC=0.19 mg/m2*hr) This paper reveals that the product certified by Taiwan Green Building Material Label (TGBML) can pass the benchmarks of other 3 building material labels. In order to promote a healthy IEQ environment in Taiwan, these results may provide stricter low-emission benchmarks and suggestions of other compounds which can be added to the prerequisites of tests in Taiwan.
Yun-Hae Kim, Prasad Yarlagadda, Xiaodong Zhang and Zhijiu Ai
L. Y. Liao et al., "Variance Analysis from an Inter-Laboratory Comparison about Different Emission Test Methods by a Certified Green Building Material in Taiwan", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 335-336, pp. 756-761, 2011