The beta version of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification v5 was announced at Greenbuild 2023. What does this mean for the indoor air quality (IAQ) industry, LEED APs, and sustainability consultants?
In previous versions of LEED, projects could choose between flush-out before and during occupancy or air testing before occupancy.
In LEED v.5 O+M Beta, a new approach is being implemented to incentivize continuous indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring, focusing on awareness and improvement — the IEQ Credit: Indoor Air Quality Performance offers up to 13 points for projects that enhance IAQ (see Indoor Air Quality Performance, pages 66-67). The intent is to promote occupant comfort, well-being, and productivity while identifying opportunities for energy savings.
The requirements for earning points are divided into three options:
The beta version of the LEED v5 rating system specifies that in order to meet the standards for continuous monitoring, indoor air quality monitors must be of a building-grade quality or higher, meeting requirements akin to those set by RESET Air Grade B Accreditation Standards or UL2905 sensors.
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