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Any set of measures designed to reduce or eliminate a hazardous condition or hazardous materials from a building or structure. Dictionary Definition: To lessen in amount, degree or intensity. EPA Definition: Reducing the degree or intensity of, or eliminating, pollution.

Resistance to being worn away by rubbing or friction related more to toughness than to hardness

ACM

Asbestos Containing-Material. Any material containing more than one percent asbestos.

The ability of a coating to stick to a surface

Any space used to convey air in a building or structure. The space above a suspended ceiling is often used as an air plenum.
 

A spray that increases the fluid pressure of paint by means of a pump that causes atomization with air, resulting in higher film build and little or no over-spray

Albedo, or solar reflectance, is a measure of a material's ability to reflect sunlight (including the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths) on a scale of 0 to 1. An albedo value of 0.0 indicates that the surface absorbs all solar radiation, and a 1.0 albedo value represents total reflectivity. EPA ENERGY STAR specifies an albedo of 0.65 or higher for low-slope roof applications and 0.25 for sloped roofs.

A substance, such as mold, that can cause an allergic reaction.

ANSI is a nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. It is comprised of approximately 1,000 companies, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and other members.

Agent that kills microbial growth (i.e. chemical or substance that kills mold or other organisms).

Air Quality Management District

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral found in certain types of rock formations. When processed asbestos is separated into very thin fibers that can be present in the air and are invisible to the naked eye.

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is a member-based organization that develops a wide range of voluntary standards. It promulgates standard test methods, specifications, practices, classifications, and terminology in over 130 industrial segments.