Outdoor air delivery monitoring | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.2

Outdoor air delivery monitoring

EQc1 | Possible 1 point


Provide capacity for ventilation system monitoring to help sustain occupant comfort and well-being.


Install permanent monitoring systems that provide feedback on ventilation system performance to ensure that ventilation systems maintain design minimum ventilation requirements. Configure all monitoring equipment to generate an alarm when the conditions vary by 10% or more from setpoint, via either a building automation system alarm to the building operator or via a visual or audible alert to the building occupants.

For mechanically ventilated spaces
  • Monitor carbon dioxide concentrations within all densely occupied spaces (those with a design occupant density greater than or equal to 25 people per 1000 sq.ft.). CO2 monitoring locations shall be between 3 feet and 6 feet above the floor.
  • For each mechanical ventilation system serving non-densely occupied spaces, provide a direct outdoor airflow measurement device capable of measuring the minimum outdoor airflow rate with an accuracy of plus or minus 15% of the design minimum outdoor air rate, as defined by ASHRAE 62.1-2004.
For naturally ventilated spaces

Monitor CO2 concentrations within all naturally ventilated spaces. CO2 monitoring shall be located within the room between 3 feet and 6 feet above the floor. One CO2 sensor may be used to represent multiple spaces if the natural ventilation design uses passive stack(s) or other means to induce airflow through those spaces equally and simultaneously without intervention by building occupants.

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