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LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors | v2 - LEED 2.0

Construction IAQ management plan - during construction

EQc3.1 | Possible 1 point


Prevent indoor air quality problems resulting from the construction/renovation process in order to help sustain the comfort and well-being of construction workers and building occupants.


Develop and implement an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan for the construction and pre-occupancy phases of the tenant space as follows:

During construction meet or exceed the recommended Design Approaches of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Contractors Association (SMACNA) IAQ Guideline for Occupied Buildings Under Construction, Second Edition - November, 2007, Chapter 3.

Protect stored on-site and installed absorptive materials from moisture damage.

If air handlers must be used during construction, filtration media with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 8 must be used at each return air grill, as determined by ASHRAE 52.2-1999.

Replace all filtration media immediately prior to occupancy. Coordinate with EQ Credits 3.2 and 5, installing only a single set of final filtration media.

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