Greenguard Exhibits Classroom of the Future at Greenbuild
A more healthful environment for today ensures the health of future generations. Greenguard Environmental Institute is heading to Greenbuild 2010 next week, and the organization is keen to display a low-emitting, built classroom environment to help raise awareness about the importance of good indoor air quality in schools and the simple ways it can be achieved.
The 20- x 20-foot classroom will feature Greenguard Children & Schools Certified products from manufacturers, including Accent Signage, IdeaPaint, KI, Knauf Insulation, Mondo, Owens Corning, Sherwin-Williams, StonePeak, Tesco Industries, Verosol and Virco.
“When you consider the recent and dramatic rise in asthma rates among children—who spend upwards of 85-percent of their time indoors, not outdoors—it’s hard not to question the healthfulness of their built environments, particularly their schools,” says Henning Bloech, executive director of the Greenguard Environmental Institute. “It’s a known fact that products used to construct and furnish schools and other buildings can be major sources of airborne chemicals and other indoor air pollutants. By showcasing a built classroom environment that’s scientifically proven to be low-emitting, we hope to provide a roadmap for architects, designers and builders to follow in the real world.”
Visit the concept classroom during next week’s tradeshow at booth #1545.