Beginning of October 2017 European norm “Assessment of release of dangerous substances – Determination of emissions into indoor air” was published as EN 16516 by European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation – CEN).
Beginning of Juli 2017 the Finnish Building Information Foundation RTS sr published the new “M1 Emission Classification of Building Materials: Protocol for Chemical and Sensory Testing of Building Materials”.
eco-INSTITUT hosts in Cologne on November 7th, 2017, its annual seminar “Product quality for the future”. For the first time the seminar is open to manufacturers of construction products and manufacturers of furniture.
As the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) announced in a press release the Federal Government filed a suit against EU commission on April 19, 2017.
Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel (DGM), the German Quality Assurance Association, has launched a new label for boxspring beds. The criteria are based on the high standards of Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel.
Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has been released. GOTS is the worldwide recognized standard for the processing of textiles made with 95 percent (label grade “organic”) or at least 70 percent (label grade “made with organic”) certified organic fibres.
As published on February 2nd, 2017, in the Official Journal of the European Union notified C (2017)303, the commission decided to define criteria for EU-Ecolabel for floor coverings of wood, cork and bamboo.
In January 2017 California Department of Public Health published version “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources using Environmental Chambers Version 1.2”.