This national standard is the first to focus solely on mold and moisture issues that can arise in the construction of new buildings and details design, construction and maintenance practices for preventing the harmful growth of mold, the release stated.
Henning Bloech, executive director of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), said: "We are very excited to bring such a valuable resource to the building industry. 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. We applaud and thank the consensus board and numerous public commenters who helped us develop and craft this standard over the past two years."
As part of the ANSI process, the standard was opened for public comment by all interested stakeholders, the release noted.
To ensure the standard was developed with comprehensive construction expertise, the consensus board, which first met on March 13, 2007, was comprised of professionals from diverse backgrounds including architecture, academia, commercial construction, finance, legal, insurance, engineering, home building and building science professions, the release added.
According to the release, receiving ANSI approval validates the Standard and ensures it will be a valuable resource for the marketplace.
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