News Archive for 2016

May 12, 2016
The U.S. Green Building Council has officially recognized ClearChem™, Berkeley Analytical’s program for manufacturer’s self-declared product claims for low VOC emissions. ClearChem is now listed as approved for first-party claims in USGBC’s updated table of approved LEED v4 EQ Credit Low-Emitting Materials Third Party Certifications and Labels. ClearChem is designed specifically to support...
February 25, 2016
The November 2015 draft revision of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 on Architectural Coatings lists ASTM Standard Method D6886, Standard Test Method for Determination of the Weight Percent Individual Volatile Organic Compounds in Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings by Gas Chromatography, as an acceptable method for the VOC content of coatings and colorants. This draft is...
February 25, 2016
The LEED Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the USGBC Board of Directors have appointed Berkeley Analytical’s Laboratory Director, Raja Tannous, to serve on the Indoor Environmental Technical Advisory Group (EQ TAG). As stated by the USGBC, “The Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are charged with providing a consistent source of technical advice to LEED committees and working groups with...
February 24, 2016
Berkeley Analytical was mentioned on NBC Bay Area News. As reported, many workers in the U.S. EPA Region 9 Headquarters building at 75 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco have been complaining about indoor air quality concerns. EPA leases its space in the building, which was constructed in 1987 and was LEED-Gold certified in 2009. The EPA management has been investigating the complaints and is...