Environmental tobacco smoke | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

Environmental tobacco smoke



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


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.

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