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The EPA's Updated Air Quality Standards

February 14, 2023
Rachel E. Pelovitz - Construction Executive

For the first time since 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency updated and strengthened air quality standards. Construction sites are responsible for 14.5% of particulate matter in the air and 8% of total emissions in the United States.

With that in mind, Construction Executive has spoken with Serene Al-Momen, Ph.D. and chief executive officer of Attune, in an exclusive interview. Al-Momen is an expert in air quality and offers her opinion on standards, consequences and the impact on the construction industry—which she has specific experience with due to Attune’s relationship with Clark Construction, a member of Associated Builders and Contractors.

CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE: What is important about air quality standards in general?

Serene Al-Momen: Air quality standards regulate the amount of pollution that's allowed to be emitted into the atmosphere.

Reprinted courtesy of Rachel E. Pelovitz, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.


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