IAQ best management practices - reduce particulates in air distribution | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v3 - LEED 2008

IAQ best management practices - reduce particulates in air distribution

EQc1.4 | Possible 1 point


To reduce exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and the environment.


Have in place filtration media with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) greater than or equal to 13 for all outside air intakes and inside air recirculation returns during the performance period. Establish and follow a regular schedule for maintenance and replacement of these filters according to the manufacturer’s recommended interval.

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