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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) (Jargon Buster) G#985 N#1006

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
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Organic chemicals that easily vaporize at room temperature.

VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects.

(GreenSpec AEP ’09)


VOCs are soluble and hence capable of causing emissions.

Wetter products can thus release more VOCs.

They vary according to their boiling points

VVOC (very volatile organic compounds):

  • 0-50 degreesC

VOC (volatile organic compounds):

  • 50-250 degreesC

SVOC (semi-volatile organic compounds):

  • 250-380 degreesC

TVOC (total volatile organic compounds)

(SEDA Chemical Reduction in Building ’08)


VOC criteria compliant with EN 13419

(NGS BRM ’10 – ’11)


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
19th July 2014 – 4th April 2017


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
19th July 2014 – 4th April 2017

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
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GBE Jargon Buster

  • VVOC (very volatile organic compounds): 0-50 degreesC
  • VOC (volatile organic compounds): 50-250 degreesC
  • SVOC (semi-volatile organic compounds): 250-380 degreesC
  • TVOC (total volatile organic compounds)

GBE Library

  • SEDA Chemical Reduction in Building ’08
  • EN 13419

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
19th July 2014 – 4th April 2017

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