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Indoor Environmental Quality

Indoor air quality management program

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Hospitality-EBOM-v4 EQc1: Indoor air quality management program 2 points

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Intent

To maintain the well-being of occupants by preventing and correcting indoor air quality problems.

Requirements

Establishment

Develop and implement an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program based on the EPA Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM).Include the IAQ management program in the project’s current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan. .

Performance

Conduct an I-BEAM audit on a regular basis (at least once every five years) and revise the IAQ management program as appropriate.

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Intent

To maintain the well-being of occupants by preventing and correcting indoor air quality problems.

Requirements

Establishment

Develop and implement an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program based on the EPA Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM).Include the IAQ management program in the project’s current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan. .

Performance

Conduct an I-BEAM audit on a regular basis (at least once every five years) and revise the IAQ management program as appropriate.

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

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WSP USA
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