Indoor Environments & Green Buildings

Policy Resource Center



ELI’s Indoor Environments & Green Buildings Program advances policies and programs that make buildings healthier and more sustainable places to live, learn, and work. We provide a variety of materials – from in-depth research reports to policy briefs on emerging issues and compilations of state laws and regulations – that build on advances in public health science and building science. Read more about the Program.

Learn about Recent Developments in IAQ Policy.



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State Law Surveys collect and describe state laws and regulations across the U.S. and are updated periodically:

Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws

Topics in School Environmental Health: Compilation of State Laws

 Research Reports examine lessons learned from existing state and local policies and programs and offer recommendations for developing effective approaches in core areas of indoor environments and green buildings policy.
 Policy Briefs highlight important indoor environmental and green building issues that have captured the attention of state policy makers. Each Brief is updated periodically throughout the year to provide an overview of the issue and summaries of policies enacted to date.
 Profiles of Innovative State Programs describe innovative informational resources developed by state agencies working to protect and improve indoor air quality. The Profiles highlight resources that can be adapted and used in other jurisdictions to promote healthy buildings.