LEED and Construction Indoor Air Quality Management

Posted: January 18, 2011

If you are considering LEED certification on your new construction or renovation project, don’t forget that 2 points can be earned by developing and executing a Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan. These are Credits 3.1 and 3.2.

These plans are relatively simple to develop and execute, and the LEED requirements for the plan are likely part of normal construction best practices that are already in place. This means that points for these credits should never be missed on a new construction or renovation project.

Through the LEED® green building certification program, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is transforming the built environment. The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy, and threats to human health.

KEM can assist with the development and implementation of the Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (LEED Credit 3.1) and can provide the IAQ testing necessary to achieve credit for LEED Credit 3.2.  Call on us to learn how KEM can work with you to assure LEED credits for Construction Indoor Air Quality Management that integrates seamlessly with existing operations for the project.