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LEED v2009
New Construction
Indoor Environmental Quality
Thermal Comfort—Verification

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NC-2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification 1 point

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Intent

To provide for the assessment of building occupant thermal comfort over time.

Requirements

Achieve IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design

Provide a permanent monitoring system to ensure that building performance meets the desired comfort criteria as determined by IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design.

Agree to conduct a thermal comfort survey of building occupants within 6 to 18 months after occupancy. This survey should collect anonymous responses about thermal comfort in the building, including an assessment of overall satisfaction with thermal performance and identification of thermal comfort-related problems. Agree to develop a plan for corrective action if the survey results indicate that more than 20% of occupants are dissatisfied with thermal comfort in the building. This plan should include measurement of relevant environmental variables in problem areas in accordance with the standard used for design in IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design.

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

Intent

To provide for the assessment of building occupant thermal comfort over time.

Requirements

Achieve IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design

Provide a permanent monitoring system to ensure that building performance meets the desired comfort criteria as determined by IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design.

Agree to conduct a thermal comfort survey of building occupants within 6 to 18 months after occupancy. This survey should collect anonymous responses about thermal comfort in the building, including an assessment of overall satisfaction with thermal performance and identification of thermal comfort-related problems. Agree to develop a plan for corrective action if the survey results indicate that more than 20% of occupants are dissatisfied with thermal comfort in the building. This plan should include measurement of relevant environmental variables in problem areas in accordance with the standard used for design in IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design.

Residential projects are not eligible for this credit.

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