Combustion venting in mid-rise buildings | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise | v3 - LEED 2008

Combustion venting in mid-rise buildings

MEQc2 | Possible 0 point


Minimize the leakage of combustion gases into the occupied space of the building.



2. Basic combustion venting measures. Meet all of the following requirements:

  1. No unvented combustion appliances (e.g. decorative logs) are allowed.
  2. A carbon monoxide (CO) monitor must be installed on each floor of each unit.
  3. All fireplaces and woodstoves must have doors.
  4. Space and water heating equipment that involves combustion must meet one of the following. Space heating systems in buildings located in IECC-2006 climate zone 1 or 2 are exempt.
    1. It must be designed and installed with closed combustion (i.e. sealed supply air and exhaust ducting);
    2. it must be designed and installed with power-vented exhaust; or
    3. it must be located in a detached utility building or open-air facility.



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