Because we actually spend more time indoors than we do outdoors, indoor air quality is of the utmost importance when it comes to building and construction projects. Architects and designers strive to meet ventilation and air quality standards, and they often do this through LEED certification. There are varying levels of LEED certification based on the number of points earned.
In the LEED manual, minimum IAG performance adherence is required to meet the ventilation standard for acceptable indoor air quality, as published by ASHRAE. Although this prerequisite does not offer actual LEED points, certification of a building is not possible without adherence to these standards.
Air Filtration Standards
Contaminants listed in the EPA standards for air filtration must be removed before ventilation air is introduced into a building. These contaminants include carbon monoxide, ozone nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and lead. If the levels of these contaminants exceed the standards, air filtration is required.
LEED will provide additional point credits if outside air is increased above the minimum required in the air filtration standard. By using a Hepa Machine, companies and building owners can obtain a higher level of indoor air quality.
At Priority Rental, our Hepa Machines (negative air machines) are equipped with filters to assist in acquiring credits in LEED projects. All of our Hepa Machines use a 3 stage filtration system to combat contaminants found in the environment, such as the ones mentioned above. The 3-stage systems capture these contaminants as well as the ones listed in the IAG standards.
If your company is looking for LEED credits, call Priority Rental. Our knowledgeable team members will assist you with your next LEED project.