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Created on LEED Interpretation

ID#

10423

Credit NameEQ101 - Minimum indoor air quality performance
Credit CategoryIndoor environmental quality
International ApplicableNo
Campus ApplicableNo

Rating System

LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED BD+C: Core and Shell, LEED BD+C: Retail, LEED BD+C: Warehouses and Distribution Centers, LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors, LEED ID+C: Retail, LEED O+M: Existing Buildings, LEED O+M: Retail, LEED O+M: Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Rating System Version

v4 - LEED v4, v3 - LEED 2009

Inquiry

Can cold storage areas conditioned below 32°F (0 °C) be excluded from the minimum ventilation requirements in the prerequisite Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance? These spaces should be excluded for three reasons, 1. There are few contaminant sources in these spaces, 2. The introduction of outside air into these spaces is problematic, and 3. The storage areas are intended for storage of frozen goods and are uninhabitable environments, only occupied occasionally and for short periods of time, as dictated by OSHA requirements.