WE ALL DESERVE TO BREATHE EASY AND SAFEGUARD OUR WELLBEING.
Americans spend 90% of their time inside. Modern buildings are tightly sealed to conserve energy, and indoor air quality is often poor because many conventional building materials (not to mention other products in our homes and workplaces) contain toxins that off-gas into the air.
Green Depot strives to sell products with zero or very low VOCs (volatile organic compounds), a measure of the amount of chemicals that will off-gas. VOCs can be hazardous to human health when inhaled, and also contribute to the formation of atmospheric smog.
We use LEED standards for low-emitting materials as a minimum, but we aim to promote products that exceed these standards. We also carry products that either help to identify toxic or allergenic substances in indoor air, or to filter them out. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: the U.S. Green Building Council's green rating program for buildings.
A product is award an Air Quality icon if it:
- Contains low or no VOCs
- Is formulated for highly allergic or other sensitive populations
- :Helps our customers identify toxic pollutants, mold or other allergens in their homes
- Efficiently filters pollutants from indoor air
- Truly exemplary products get a full-tone icon