Good indoor air

Modern buildings demand new quality considerations

A key component in creating healthier buildings is the use of low-emissions products with health-related characteristics tested and verified by independent testing institutes in accordance with established technical standards.

On average, we spend 90% of our time in enclosed indoor spaces. In this context, it is self-evident that indoor climate and the indoor air should be as good as possible.

Emissions, such as solvents and plasticisers, given off by construction products have greater impacts in the sealed buildings demanded by today’s building regulations as compared to older, leakier buildings.

In the past, harmful substances in the indoor air simply escaped through joints and cracks, along with indoor heat. Today, these substances and the heat remain indoors! As a result, low-emissions construction products are becoming ever more important.

Ecology and healthy living environments have been important issues for pro clima right from the company’s beginnings. This is why pro clima has its systems tested by independent testing institutes in line with demanding requirements. The company’s products regularly achieve excellent values in hazardous substance testing. This makes them perfect for construction projects that call for the highest standards with regard to indoor air quality!

Good indoor air

Healthier airtight construction – Solutions for harmful substances in the air

Airtight building has many benefits is required by construction regulations in many territories. However, harmful substances that are kept inside buildings can make us ill.

Constructing healthier buildings doesn’t need to be more costly or more time-consuming. Health-oriented solutions for construction, renovation projects, furnishings and home living are available and are easy to implement.

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Good indoor air – Tested constituent materials play a crucial role

Reliable documentation for construction materials is an essential part of creating healthier buildings. If good indoor air quality is to be achieved, declarations verifying the constituent substances of all construction products need to be available. In addition, independent testing institutes determine which emissions – such as formaldehyde or volatile organic substances (VOCs) – are given off by these products. We at pro clima take the avoidance of harmful substances into account at the product development stage. This gives us the confidence to submit our vapour check and airtight membrane systems, including the associated adhesives, adhesive tapes and primers, to demanding independent tests. Our products regularly achieve excellent values in hazardous substance testing.

We at pro clima have been working to create healthier buildings for several decades – even back when the terms such as ‘healthy buildings’ didn’t exist and when there was hardly any awareness of the problems presented by harmful substances in the air.

Providing reliable, transparent support to quality assurance in construction is an important issue for us. With this aim in mind, pro clima cooperates with institutions such as the Sentinel-Haus Institut (SHI) in Freiburg and TÜV Rheinland, and has also initiated and supported projects to promote healthier building.

Unfortunately, not all construction products are tested and consistently labelled in terms of emissions of harmful substances. Instead, buyers are faced with confusing, sometimes misleading terms such as: healthier building, healthy indoor environments, ecological, organic, etc.

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INTELLO system

pro clima initiative for healthier buildings

My Future Office

pro clima is collaborating with other reputable manufacturers of construction products to make office buildings healthier, more cost-effective and better aligned with their occupants’ needs. Together with the Sentinel Haus Institut and TÜV Rheinland, we initiated the unique MY FUTURE OFFICE research project.

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