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

Indoor air quality assessment

Possible 2 points

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EQ Credit: Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Option 1: Flush-out
  • Option 1: Ensure the Gross Floor Area (i.e., all spaces - including unoccupied spaces) of the project is accounted for in determination of the flush out volume of air needed.
  • Option 1: Ensure that all interior finishes, movable furnishings, and major VOC punch list items were installed and complete before the [flush-out / air testing] commences.
  • Option 1: Ensure that the description of the flush-out procedure includes the flush-out date(s), occupancy date, outdoor air delivery rates, internal temperature, and relative humidity.
  • Ensure that the date of occupancy reported within the submittal documentation is reported consistently within other prerequisites/credits.
  • For Option 2, ensure testing for each contaminant is performed using an approved test method. Additionally, ensure the chemical analysis of formaldehyde and the volatile organic compounds is performed by a laboratory accredited under ISO/IEC 17025 for the test method used.
  • If the project is located in an EPA (or local equivalent) nonattainment area for PM2.5 or Ozone, ensure those contaminants are included in the air testing.

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