Evaluation of the ISO 16000-28 method: Sensory assessment of building products for indoor use
Due to the decreasing acceptance shown by consumers concerning unusual or unknown material odors or odor sources in indoor rooms, the assessment of such odors is becoming increasingly important. In order to standardize the odor evaluation of construction products through test chamber investigations, the ISO standard 16000-28 was developed and subsequently adopted in March 2012. The sensory evaluation in accordance with ISO 16000-28 should be incorporated as a criterion into the AgBB Scheme (Committee for Health-related Evaluation of Building Products). The aim of the research project was therefore the evaluation of the methodology regarding its practical application using a wide spectrum of construction products.