According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Health effects that have been associated with indoor air pollutants include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, dizziness, and fatigue; respiratory diseases; heart disease; and cancer.
Since 2006, Valencia College has built all new buildings to LEED Silver or Green Globes Level 2. Learn more about our green buildings here. In addition to constructing “green” buildings with better materials and more daylighting, Valencia also maintains a green cleaning program that utilizes Green Seal products as a way to reduce indoor toxins.