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Glossary

Carcinogens

Substance potentially causing, or known to cause cancer in humans

ESD

Environmentally sustainable design and development

Greenwash

Describes the method of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of its product or service - false green claims

IAQ

Interior air quality

Landfill

A site where waste of all types is tipped and covered with soil

Mottainai

Japanese – ‘What a Waste’

Particulates

Micro-particle pollutants suspended in the air

Sustainability

"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (World Commission on Environment and Development)

Three R’s

Reduce, reuse, recycle  (Also Four R’s – Reduce, reuse, renovate, recycle)

VOC

Particles emitted into the air from ‘undesirable’ materials made from organic chemicals.  These can cause harm to the health of humans, from skin and eye irritation, breathing difficulties, through to cancer, and can be found in all our interior environments

 

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