LEED Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) overview
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Remember the 3 E's of Sustainability: (Social) Equity, Environment, Economics!
Evaluating the Indoor Environmental Quality of a building is important. Use your senses to begin to evaluate the Indoor Environmental Quality of the building you are in now.
Air quality: How would you describe the air? Is there evidence of outside smells inside the building? Can you see evidence of an air treatment system in the building such as a filtration, heating or cooling systems?
Lighting: What lighting is used in the space? Is there any natural light used in the space? How are effective are the lights in the space?
Space usage: How effective is the spacing of the furniture in the spaces? Is there adequate space between users to provide quality lighting, air ventilation, heating and/or cooling? Is the space cramped or is there room for users to move around?
Stairways and hallways: Is there adequate room for people to pass through the area?
Furniture: Is there any evidence of VOC's (volatile organic compounds) off-gassing in the air? Are there any smells of materials or paint?
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