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Pilot-Credits EQpc97: EQ Pilot ACP: ETS Control for Projects in Japan

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Intent

To prevent or minimize exposure of non-smokers, indoor surfaces and ventilation distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke.

Requirements

Note: This is a pilot alternative compliance path to LEED v4.1 EQ Prerequisite: Environmental tobacco smoke control and is only available to projects in Japan

Projects must meet the following criteria to be eligible to use this pilot ACP:

  • Project must be located in a jurisdiction where smoking is banned outdoors, except in designated areas.
  • The exterior smoking ban around the project must be enforced.
  • All entrances to the project building must be more than 50 meters or 3 minute walk from a designated exterior smoking area.
  • Project must be located on a site whose surrounding existing density within a 400-meter radius of the project boundary is equal to or greater than 8,035 m2/ha.
  • OR

  • The project is located in a jurisdiction where the provision of a smoking room is either mandated by ordinance, encouraged by government subsidy/incentive or is a non-regulatory requirement.

and

Project must earn at least one point in one of the following LEED v4 credits:

and

Project must:

  • 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 facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Conduct an I-BEAM audit on a regular basis and revise the IAQ management program as appropriate.

Projects that meet all the above criteria are permitted to provide designated smoking rooms design to contain, capture and remove ETS from the building. The designated smoking room must:

  • Meet the requirements of LEED NC 2009 IEQ prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoking (ETS) Control, Option 2 Case 1 Non-Residential Projects
  • Maintain a constant 0.2 m/sec air flow across the door into the smoking room when the door is open OR have a vestibule/airlock door/sliding door to prevent the smoke transfer to non-smoking areas
  • Be constructed of materials and furnishing with low absorptive and non-porous characteristics
  • Have pressure sensors with fault detection alarms in the smoking room.
  • Building operating procedures must require the smoking room to be closed if system performance falls below the required levels of pressurization
  • Building operating procedures must require performance verification test at least 4 times a year at three month intervals. Verification test must include pressurization testing for closed door condition, and if applicable, airflow testing for open door condition. If vestibule, airlock door, or sliding door is used, no air flow testing is needed
  • Smoking cessation and health education signage must be displayed prominently throughout the smoking room
  • Entertainment amenities within the smoking room are prohibited
  • If the smoking room will be repurposed or renovated for any other use, all materials inside room must be exchanged with new material
  • Building operating procedures must require smoking room to be closed when maintenance and cleaning activities are taking place.
  • Employees charged with maintenance and cleaning of smoking room must be provided with P100 respirator masks, or equivalent

Documentation

Register for the Pilot ACP here
*Please note at this time this pilot ACP is only available to projects in Japan.

Documentation All projects
Pilot Credit Survey X
Map of nearby exterior smoking areas with walk distance noted X
Copy of IAQ Management Plan including standard operating procedures for conducting the pressurization and air flow test X
Copy of LEED 2009 IEQ prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control form with designated smoking rooms section completed and additional uploads requested in the form X
Test results confirming 0.2 m-sec air flow rate in open door condition, or cutsheet for vestibule/airlock door/sliding door X
Finish schedule for smoking room showing non-porous materials were used X
Photographs of the finished smoking room X
Copy of cleaning plan with standard operating procedures for smoking rooms highlighted X

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USGBC logo

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

Intent

To prevent or minimize exposure of non-smokers, indoor surfaces and ventilation distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke.

Requirements

Note: This is a pilot alternative compliance path to LEED v4.1 EQ Prerequisite: Environmental tobacco smoke control and is only available to projects in Japan

Projects must meet the following criteria to be eligible to use this pilot ACP:

  • Project must be located in a jurisdiction where smoking is banned outdoors, except in designated areas.
  • The exterior smoking ban around the project must be enforced.
  • All entrances to the project building must be more than 50 meters or 3 minute walk from a designated exterior smoking area.
  • Project must be located on a site whose surrounding existing density within a 400-meter radius of the project boundary is equal to or greater than 8,035 m2/ha.
  • OR

  • The project is located in a jurisdiction where the provision of a smoking room is either mandated by ordinance, encouraged by government subsidy/incentive or is a non-regulatory requirement.

and

Project must earn at least one point in one of the following LEED v4 credits:

and

Project must:

  • 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 facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Conduct an I-BEAM audit on a regular basis and revise the IAQ management program as appropriate.

Projects that meet all the above criteria are permitted to provide designated smoking rooms design to contain, capture and remove ETS from the building. The designated smoking room must:

  • Meet the requirements of LEED NC 2009 IEQ prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoking (ETS) Control, Option 2 Case 1 Non-Residential Projects
  • Maintain a constant 0.2 m/sec air flow across the door into the smoking room when the door is open OR have a vestibule/airlock door/sliding door to prevent the smoke transfer to non-smoking areas
  • Be constructed of materials and furnishing with low absorptive and non-porous characteristics
  • Have pressure sensors with fault detection alarms in the smoking room.
  • Building operating procedures must require the smoking room to be closed if system performance falls below the required levels of pressurization
  • Building operating procedures must require performance verification test at least 4 times a year at three month intervals. Verification test must include pressurization testing for closed door condition, and if applicable, airflow testing for open door condition. If vestibule, airlock door, or sliding door is used, no air flow testing is needed
  • Smoking cessation and health education signage must be displayed prominently throughout the smoking room
  • Entertainment amenities within the smoking room are prohibited
  • If the smoking room will be repurposed or renovated for any other use, all materials inside room must be exchanged with new material
  • Building operating procedures must require smoking room to be closed when maintenance and cleaning activities are taking place.
  • Employees charged with maintenance and cleaning of smoking room must be provided with P100 respirator masks, or equivalent

Documentation

Register for the Pilot ACP here
*Please note at this time this pilot ACP is only available to projects in Japan.

Documentation All projects
Pilot Credit Survey X
Map of nearby exterior smoking areas with walk distance noted X
Copy of IAQ Management Plan including standard operating procedures for conducting the pressurization and air flow test X
Copy of LEED 2009 IEQ prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control form with designated smoking rooms section completed and additional uploads requested in the form X
Test results confirming 0.2 m-sec air flow rate in open door condition, or cutsheet for vestibule/airlock door/sliding door X
Finish schedule for smoking room showing non-porous materials were used X
Photographs of the finished smoking room X
Copy of cleaning plan with standard operating procedures for smoking rooms highlighted X

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