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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.0

Indoor chemical and pollutant source control

EQc5 | Possible 1 point


Avoid exposure of building occupants to potentially hazardous chemicals that adversely impact air quality.


Design to minimize cross-contamination of regularly occupied occupancy areas by chemical pollutants: Employ permanent entry way systems (grills, grates, etc.) to capture dirt, particulates, etc. from entering the building at all high volume entry ways, AND provide areas with structural deck to deck partitions with separate outside exhausting, no air recirculation and negative pressure where chemical use occurs (including housekeeping areas and copying/print rooms), AND provide drains plumbed for appropriate disposal of liquid waste in spaces where water and chemical concentrate mixing occurs.

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