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LEED BD+C: Homes | v3 - LEED 2008

No environmental tobacco smoke

EQpc74 | Possible 1 point

Intent

This is a pilot credit. To use any pilot credit on your LEED project, be sure to register here. Documentation requirements and additional questions are listed below.

To minimize exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces, and ventilation air distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke.

Requirements

Note: This credit is for lowrise multifamily and attached single family LEED for Homes projects. Detached single family homes are not eligible.

Multifamily projects only

Prohibit smoking in all common areas of the building. The prohibition must be communicated in building rental or lease agreements or in condo or co-op association covenants and restrictions, and provisions for enforcement must be included.

Locate any exterior designated smoking areas, including balconies where smoking is permitted, at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) from entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows opening to common areas.

Prohibit on-property smoking within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows. Provide signage to allow smoking in designated areas, prohibit smoking in designated areas, or prohibit smoking on the entire property.

AND

Prohibit smoking throughout the building, including within living units. The prohibition must be communicated in building rental or lease agreements or in condo or co-op association covenants and restrictions, and provisions for enforcement must be included.

Credit specific:
  • Condo/leasing agreement that bans smoking, and rules on enforcement
Additional questions:
  • Did this credit have any impact on the builder/developer’s decision to ban smoking? Why or why not?
Changes:
  • 10/15/2013:
    credit now available for use by attached single family projects
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