Build healthier spaces with Trusscore to improve overall indoor environmental quality
Enhanced indoor environmental quality can improve the quality of life of occupants and increase the resale value of the buildings. Wall and ceiling building materials that are antimicrobial, mold and mildew resistant, provide high light reflectivity, and low emission levels can contribute to improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ).
Components of Indoor Environmental Quality
The key components of IEQ include indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort, lighting, and acoustics. Often the success or failure of a project may rest on its IEQ and ability to provide healthy and comfortable spaces for employees or occupants that contribute to their productivity.
With the use of Trusscore low-VOC materials in buildings, some of the key strategies outlined below can be used to improve overall IEQ and have the potential to save energy and support sustainability.
Indoor Air Quality
Providing adequate air quality for occupants is one of the most important functions of a building. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.”
Some of the health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include:
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
- Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
- Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer
Formaldehyde is one of the most common and concerning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to its health impacts. The best way to avoid exposure and related health concerns to maintain healthy indoor air quality is to use materials that do not off-gas this harmful substance.
VOC Compliant Building Materials
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are carbon-containing substances that easily become vapors or gases. Low VOC materials are recommended to ensure a healthier space for occupants and contribute to overall IEQ.
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) summarizes, “The qualities of good IAQ should include comfortable temperature and humidity, adequate supply of fresh outdoor air, and control of pollutants from inside and outside of the building.”
Similar to most residential paint, our products are low-VOC compliant, including low formaldehyde, and ensure a safe and healthy space for occupants. In addition, the installation of Trusscore products does not require potential VOC sources like glue or paint for a finished installation.
Trusscore products have been tested according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.2 testing standard. This is the leading VOC standard used to evaluate VOC emissions from building products such as flooring, suspended ceilings, insulation, wall panels, paints and coatings, and wall coverings. The CDPH standard is referenced by some of the most widely used green building rating systems and green construction codes including USGBC LEED, CalGreen, and more.
Mold Resistant Wall and Ceiling Paneling
In addition to being low-VOC emitting, Trusscore wall and ceiling panels are also mold and moisture resistant. The inert composition of Trusscore PVC panels won’t support the growth of mold or mildew that can be very harmful to occupants and a source of indoor air pollution.
When constructing a space with low VOC and mold and mildew resistant wall panels, the adverse effects to indoor air quality can be kept at bay avoiding hazardous health conditions for occupants and provide longevity of building materials that won’t deteriorate from these harmful microorganisms.
Antimicrobial PVC Wall Panels
Trusscore is revolutionizing PVC building materials with materials-science-based nanotechnology. All products provide active or passive protection for infection control and biosecurity and are designed to help prevent, contain, and destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 surrogate — which we provide 99.9% antiviral efficacy against. Since the on-set of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trusscore products have been used across North America to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare applications.
Building spaces with antimicrobial Trusscore wall panels provides superior hygienic protection compared to drywall and OSB (Oriented Strand Board). When tested in comparison to drywall and OSB, by a third-party organization, to evaluate the growth of several microorganisms (ISO 846:2019), Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard was the only material offering complete protection resulting in zero growth.
We are committed to ongoing research and development, led by our team of published materials scientists, to continually enhance the efficacy of our products.
Energy Efficient Wall Materials
Good lighting changes and transforms a space. When paired with the right wall and ceiling materials, you can even reduce costs and improve the function of your space, making it more energy efficient.
Trusscore bright white panels feature high light reflectivity (LR) of 0.90. This means that 90% of the light that strikes the surface of our panels will be reflected. Because of this, Trusscore products can reduce lighting requirements and electricity consumed, maximizing all existing fixtures and natural light.
Since our products are low VOC-compliant and highly reflective, Trusscore can contribute to LEED certification under the Indoor Environmental category. Visit our Trusscore & LEED Certification page to learn more.
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Strength & Durability
Industry-leading strength and durability designed to withstand the toughest applications.
Lightweight & Easy to Install
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard requires less labor than drywall and installs four times faster. It’s lightweight and easy to handle – with just one person needed for installation.
The smooth surface of Trusscore products means they clean with a simple wipe. Trusscore panels can’t be harmed by detergent or chemical cleaners and panels can even handle repeated pressure washing.
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