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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Construction indoor air quality management plan

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Keep these important GBCI reviewer tips in mind when preparing your submittal documentation and avoid some of the common issues reviewers see during the LEED review process.

EQ Credit: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

  • Ensure that the construction IAQ management plan prohibits the use of tobacco products inside the building and within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of the building entrance during construction.
  • Ensure that the construction IAQ management plan meets or exceeds the SMACNA IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction, 2nd edition, 2007, ANSI/SMACNA008-2008, Chapter 3. SMACNA guidelines can be found in the LEED Reference Guide.
  • Confirm that narratives adequately describe the filtration for air handling units (if air handlers were used during construction) and the methods in which absorptive materials were protected from moisture damage during the construction and preoccupancy phases.
  • Confirm that the construction IAQ management plan for the project has been uploaded.
  • Be sure that photographs or a narrative document each of the IAQ measures implemented, as well as the methods employed to protect absorptive materials from moisture damage during construction and pre-occupancy. Photographs should be annotated to indicate the IAQ measure depicted and the general location of the photograph.
  • If permanently installed air-handling equipment is used during construction, ensure that MERV 8 or F5 (or higher) filters are used. Filters must be replaced immediately prior to occupancy.
  • For LEED for Healthcare projects, ensure that an environmental quality management plan (EQMP) is provided.