Indoor air quality is a relatively new and an evolving science. Several important reference documents have been created and are available on the Internet. The CCIAQB provides these references as useful sources, but does not endorse the organizations, or the literature and products that are available from them.
1. Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/pdf_files/iaq.pdf
2. Pennsylvania Green Building Maintenance Manual: http://www.mass.gov/Eoaf/docs/dcam/mafma/manuals/o_and_m_pa_green_bldg_o&m_manual. pdf
3. Indoor Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners, Managers, and Occupants, Work Safe BC http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/indoor_air_ bk89.pdf
4. Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): Workplace Policy, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:
5. California Department of Public Health, Indoor Air Quality Program:
6. LEED User:
7. An Office Building Occupant’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality, US EPA:
8. Indoor Air Quality – Action Kit for Canadian Schools, Health Canada:
9. Health Canada (2006). Residential Indoor Air Quality Guideline. Formaldehyde. ISBN: 0-662- 42661-4. Available at:
10. IAQ Tools for Schools – Action Kit, US EPA:
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