G10 - Performance-based IAQ evaluation in LEED v4- a pilot.

Friday, November 10 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM | 204AB

Abstract Text:

Do you know what’s in your indoor air at any given time and are you using that information to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your building on a continual basis? Are you a consultant providing indoor air testing services or a manufacturer of a new indoor air sensor working with LEED projects to improve their IAQ? Or are you a building occupant simply desiring high quality indoor air with low contaminant levels? In 2016, USGBC tasked a working group to explore state of the art approaches to systematically evaluating the quality and performance of indoor air. The group’s work is now complete and available for use via a new LEED pilot credit. In this session, attendees will better understand pilot credit requirements and learn how and why to apply it to their LEED projects. This interactive session will have three expert representatives of the working group offering unique perspectives related to IAQ testing/monitoring methods and results, corrective actions and communication and applying it all to LEED credit achievement. We will also discuss how this effort aims to make the LEED rating system greatly relevant and transformational for projects in areas with poor outdoor air quality.

Learning Objectives:

Analyze the new extensive LEED pilot credit (Performance-based indoor air assessment in existing buildings) in LEED v4 O&M rating system against all current LEED v4 credits related to indoor air quality.

Identify common issues with measuring and monitoring contaminants in indoor and outdoor air and the methods/technologies currently available to do these.

Understand the intent and requirements of the Performance-based indoor air assessment pilot credit and the closely related indoor air quality procedure pilot alternative compliance path and when to apply each for LEED v4 O&M rating system and BD&C rating system respectively.

Understand how the existing minimum indoor air quality prerequisite in LEED v4 BD+C may not give a full picture of the indoor air quality and performance.

Learning Level:

Level 300 – Application/Implementation


GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C,

Education Tracks: Human Health

Event Type: Education Sessions > Session