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EQc8 - Contaminant control
LEED BD+C: Homes
For pre-occupancy flush, how does this credit apply for a home that is constructed and pre-finished off-site. The home in Unity, ME is being built with exterior panelized walls, interior wall systems...
For pre-occupancy flush, how does this credit apply for a home that is constructed and pre-finished off-site. The home in Unity, ME is being built with exterior panelized walls, interior wall systems, flooring systems, roof trusses and internal trim packages constructed off-site at the Bensonwoord Homes facility in Walpole, NH. All of the construction systems will be pre-finished at Bensonwood before delivery and assembly in Unity. All of the off gassing from the pre-finished materials will have already occurred when the home is assemble in Maine and there will be no need for a pre-occupancy flush. Can the home qualify for this credit using Bensonwood's in-house pre-finishing protocol? If not, how can this credit be achieved?
Even in homes where most of the components of the home are constructed off-site, there is still value in conducting a flush on-site. Adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, etc. will still be used in the finishing of the home, and these will offgas into the home. The flush should be conducted once the home is completed on the site, using the protocol laid out in the balloted version of the Rating System under EQ 8.3.
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