News Archive for 2011

November 15, 2011
November 16, 2011 Berkeley Analytical tests building products for compliance with the French product labeling law. A French law requiring the labeling of construction products with respect to their emissions of VOCs goes into effect on January 1, 2012 for products newly introduced into their market and for all products on September 1, 2013. The law pertains to the emissions of TVOC and ten...
June 02, 2011
June 2, 2011 Berkeley Analytical has updated our summary table with the results from the general hearing of the international Code Council (ICC) regarding proposed changes to the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). The revised summary table can be downloaded here. The next public version of the IGCC and the full text of the public comments will be posted on the ICCSAFE...
May 02, 2011
May 3, 2011 Berkeley Analytical has summarized the latest round of proposed changes to the IEQ provisions in Section 8 of the IGCC. This summary table can be downloaded here. The International Code Council is holding hearings to address these proposals on May 20 & 21 in Dallas, TX. Some of the proposals are significant and could directly impact manufacturers of building products used...
May 02, 2011
May 3, 2011 Berkeley Analytical has compiled a table summarizing the proposed changes to the IAQ measures in CALGreen. This summary table can be downloaded here. The California Building Standards Commission is seeking public comment on these changes through June 6. The changes primarily update the compliance pathways. Please contact us if you want to discuss how the proposals might affect your...
May 01, 2011
May 2, 2011 In a statement released today, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced that it has approved the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011 Furniture Emissions Method; and also the new edition of ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 Furniture Emissions Standard. Copies of the new editions are available from BIFMA immediately. The improvements to the Standard Methods include: expanding the...
April 26, 2011
April 27, 2011 Berkeley Analytical is proud to announce that our own Al Hodgson has received an Award of Appreciation from the ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. Al provided exceptional contributions to the development of Committee standards through his outstanding leadership as Chair of Subcommittee D22.05 on Indoor Air and through his seminal research in the field of indoor air...
April 05, 2011
April 6, 2011 Berkeley Analytical (BkA) is participating in studies to develop a new diffusion-based reference tool for small-scale, volatile organic compound (VOC) emission testing of interior building products and other materials. A scientific article on the pilot study of this reference tool has just been published (Howard-Reed, C. et al., Building and Environment 46: 1504-1511, 2011). Please...
April 04, 2011
April 5, 2011 Berkeley Analytical is pleased to announce that we're diving into social media with the launch of our Twitter account. Sign up for Twitter to follow Berkeley Analytical (VOCTesting) and get the latest updates on pertinent news, regulations and technology in the field of VOC emissions testing. If you choose not to set up your own account, you can still take a look at what we are...
February 21, 2011
February 22, 2011 Berkeley Analytical is pleased to announce the release of a new robust website which gives you thorough yet readily accessible guidance on organic chemical emissions testing of building products, flooring, and furniture—and insights on how to put your test results to work in the marketplace. Our goal has been to design a website that answers your questions about product testing...