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Increased ventilation

EQc2 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Provide additional outdoor air ventilation to improve indoor air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being and productivity.

Requirements

For mechanically ventilated spaces:

Increase breathing zone outdoor air ventilation rates to all occupied spaces by at least 30% above the minimum rates required by ASHRAE 62.1-2004 as determined by EQ Prerequisite 1.

For naturally ventilated spaces:

Design natural ventilation systems for occupied spaces to meet the recommendations set forth in the Carbon Trust “Good Practice Guide 237” [1998]. Determine that natural ventilation is an effective strategy for the project by following the flow diagram process shown in Figure 1.18 of the CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) “Applications Manual 10: 2005, Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings.”

And either of the following;

  • Use diagrams and calculations to show that the design of the natural ventilation systems meets the recommendations set forth in the CIBSE “Applications Manual 10: 2005, Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings.”
    OR
  • Use a macroscopic, multi-zone, analytic model to predict that room-by-room airflows will effectively naturally ventilate at least 90% of occupied spaces.
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