ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Standard Reduces Excess Ventilation

The newly published 2013 version ofASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard contains several revisions to allow designers and building operators to provide adequate ventilation airflow to occupants while reducing excess ventilation and the associated energy consumption. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings. The 2013 standard combines …

LEED V4 Has Indoor And Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

LEED V4 Has Indoor And Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification: By Brendan Owens Two areas of LEED v4 facility managers should be aware of are the indoor and outdoor environmental credits, as well as the simplified recertification. The Indoor Environmental Quality credit category focuses on four areas of performance: air, light, sound, and occupant experience. Credits for interior lighting, daylight, and …