We have done 8 previous LEED 2009 Gold projects that were pursuing Redlist constraints on top of LEED. And yet we are struggling to find emissions certified adhesives and sealants among all of these previously acceptable products.
It's clear that the new requirements encompass both VOC content and emissions for wet applied products. And that you have to track volumes whether you are doing a VOC budget or not. What is unclear to me is how these things overlap. Is emissions testing measuring things other than VOCs? Is a compound like formaldehyde not a VOC? The reporting is always in terms of TVOC which makes it sound like VOCs are the issue. And yet 0 VOC products still require emissions. Is there any basis for exclusion of the emissions testing predicated on lack of content, like unfinished wood and tile?