Well, it’s Friday and only a couple weeks out from the beginning of college football season, so I’m in a good mood. Consequently, I decided to share a sample LEED Construction Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plan on the blog today. The sample plan, which you can download by clicking on the link below, is can be used as a first step in achieving the LEED credit for Indoor Air Quality Management Plan, During Construction (IEQ credit 3.1 in the New Construction Rating System) and includes six primary requirements:
- HVAC Protection– strategies such as MERV 8 filters and duct sealing to protect HVAC systems from contamination and dust collection during construction
- Source Control– use of low VOC products, site access, work procedures and protection of absorptive materials to limit potential building contamination and exposure to harmful materials
- Pathway Interruption– use of dust control, work area isolation and outside air ventilation
- Housekeeping– regularly scheduled and end of construction cleaning requirements
- Scheduling– just in time delivery methodology and installation sequencing
- Monitoring of IAQ Plan– requirements for site meetings and the requirements for regular photography of IAQ Plan procedures and processes, which is a LEED requirement
This sample plan is appropriate for most project types, but should, of course, be modified to suit the specific needs and requirements of your project. It may be desirable to add supplement or special requirements for projects where indoor air quality is especially important such as healthcare projects and schools.
Also remember to always take regular photographs of your Construction IAQ Management Plan in action!
Click here to download the sample plan.