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LEED v4.1
Hospitality – Commercial Interiors
Indoor Environmental Quality
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control

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Hospitality-CI-v4.1 EQp2: Environmental tobacco smoke control Required

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WSP USA
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Intent

To prevent or minimize exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces, and ventilation air distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke.

Requirements

For this prerequisite smoking includes tobacco smoke, as well as smoke produced from the combustion of cannabis and controlled substances and the emissions produced by electronic smoking devices.

Option 1

Locate the project in a building that prohibits smoking inside the building.

Smoking must also be prohibited outside the building except in designated smoking areas located at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) (or the maximum extent allowable by local codes) from all entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows. This smoking requirement also applies to any spaces outside the property line that are used for business purposes.

Communicate the no-smoking policy to occupants. Have in place provisions for enforcement or no-smoking signage.

Option 2

Prohibit smoking in the project spaces.

Smoking must also be prohibited in all common areas used by the project occupants and any areas of the building served by the same HVAC system as the project.

If smoking is permitted in other areas of the building, ensure that ETS cannot migrate by either mechanical or natural ventilation into the project spaces.

Communicate the no-smoking policy to occupants of the project. Have in place provisions for enforcement or no-smoking signage.

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Trista Little

LEED AP O+M, BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador

WSP USA
Senior Consultant

USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To prevent or minimize exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces, and ventilation air distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke.

Requirements

For this prerequisite smoking includes tobacco smoke, as well as smoke produced from the combustion of cannabis and controlled substances and the emissions produced by electronic smoking devices.

Option 1

Locate the project in a building that prohibits smoking inside the building.

Smoking must also be prohibited outside the building except in designated smoking areas located at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) (or the maximum extent allowable by local codes) from all entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows. This smoking requirement also applies to any spaces outside the property line that are used for business purposes.

Communicate the no-smoking policy to occupants. Have in place provisions for enforcement or no-smoking signage.

Option 2

Prohibit smoking in the project spaces.

Smoking must also be prohibited in all common areas used by the project occupants and any areas of the building served by the same HVAC system as the project.

If smoking is permitted in other areas of the building, ensure that ETS cannot migrate by either mechanical or natural ventilation into the project spaces.

Communicate the no-smoking policy to occupants of the project. Have in place provisions for enforcement or no-smoking signage.

LEEDuser expert

Trista Little

LEED AP O+M, BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador

WSP USA
Senior Consultant

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