Green Living, LLC can help your project achieve the US Green Building Council's LEED building standards include credits for indoor air quality. The LEED program uses the standards established by CRI and SCAQMD. Green Living, LLC can also conduct baseline indoor air quality studies, HVAC evaluations, IndoorAir Quality Testing, Corrective Action Plans & Preventative Programs.

Baseline Indoor Air Quality Studies

The first step in an IAQ evaluation is the performance of a Baseline Study. During the study, tenants complaining of symptoms or odors are interviewed and asked to complete a questionnaire that helps. Green Living, LLC’s Indoor Air Quality consultants & specialists determine the possible cause(s) of the problem and the location within the building of concern. With this information our IAQ professionals are able to focus their inspections and air quality testing.

HVAC Evaluations

Many times poor indoor air quality is a result of inadequate ventilation. To determine if the HVAC system is operating properly, Green Living, LLC’s IAQ professionals review maintenance records, inspect the equipment, and obtain ventilation readings at air supply registers to determine if the system meets recommended ASHRAE ventilation requirements.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Once potential sources of contaminants are identified,Green Living, LLC’s IAQ professionals utilize the latest sampling and analytical equipment to determine the levels of contaminants that can cause of IAQ problems. Common contaminants Green Living, LLC tests for include: carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), formaldehyde, fungal spores, and particulates.

Corrective Action Plans

Once the baseline study, HVAC evaluation, and air quality testing is completed, Green Living, LLC’s IAQ professionals develop a Corrective Action Plan for the building. The plan provides recommendations to correct current IAQ problems and prevent future problems. If the plan requires the services of an outside contractor, Green Living, LLC will work with the client to obtain bids for the work and manage the contractor during the work.

Prevention Programs

Due to the potential liabilities caused by poor indoor air quality, it is important for building managers and engineers to properly service HVAC systems, and on a routine basis measure the humidity, carbon dioxide and VOC levels in their buildings. Green Living, LLC’s Indoor Air Quality consultants & professionals can assist in this effort by providing training to building managers and engineers, perform periodic inspections and Indoor Air Quality testing that enables our clients to identify and solve problems before symptoms and health problems arise.

Sustainable Flooring

A list of the credits and related standards for flooring is as follows:

LEED-NC 3.0 (New Construction) Indoor Environment Quality Credits

  • Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials - Adhesives and Sealants
    Uses the limits established by SCAQMD Rule #1168 except for aerosol adhesives which use the Green Seal standard GS-36.
  • Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials - Carpet
    Uses the limits established by CRI's Green Label Plus program

LEED-CI (Commercial Interiors) Indoor Environment Quality Credits

  • Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials - Adhesives and Sealants
    Uses the limits established by SCAQMD Rule #1168 except for aerosol adhesives which use the Green Seal standard GS-36
  • Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials - Carpet
    Uses the limits established by CRI's Green Label Plus program

 

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