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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.2

Increased ventilation

EQc2 | Possible 1 point


Provide additional outdoor air ventilation to improve indoor air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being and productivity.


For mechanically ventilated spaces
  • Increase breathing zone outdoor air ventilation rates to all occupied spaces by at least 30% above the minimum rates required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 as determined by EQ Prerequisite 1.
For naturally ventilated spaces

Design natural ventilation systems for occupied spaces to meet the recommendations set forth in the Carbon Trust “Good Practice Guide 237” [1998]. Determine that natural ventilation is an effective strategy for the project by following the flow diagram process shown in Figure 1.18 of the Chartered Institution of Building Services
Engineers (CIBSE) Applications Manual 10: 2005, Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings.


  • Use diagrams and calculations to show that the design of the natural ventilation systems meets the recommendations set forth in the CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005, Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings.
  • Use a macroscopic, multi-zone, analytic model to predict that room-by-room airflows will effectively naturally ventilate, defined as providing the minimum ventilation rates required by ASHRAE 62.1-2004 Chapter 6, for at least 90% of occupied spaces.
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