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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

Enhanced compartmentalization

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To minimize the exposure of building occupants to indoor air pollutants by preventing the transfer of air between units.


Perform a compartmentalization blower door test according to RESNET or the ENERGY STAR testing and verification protocols for multifamily midrise buildings, with an allowable maximum leakage of 0.15 cfm50 per square foot (0.04 cmm50 per square meter) of enclosure (i.e., all surfaces enclosing the apartment, including exterior and party walls, floors, and ceiling).

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