Enhance windows in common spaces with operable devices
Rationale: Operable windows in occupied areas increase exposure to daylight and natural fresh air on demand — improving indoor air quality which contributes to enhanced sleep quality and reduced risk of airborne disease transmission.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Operable Windows in Common Areas (Full Credit):
Demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements:
- Provide a minimum of one operable window in a minimum of 51% of all occupied common areas within the building(s).
Common areas include the following, as applicable:
- areas where building occupants gather for social events, such as:
- resident lounge
- common kitchen facilities
- multipurpose room
- game room.
- common building amenities, such as:
- resource center
- fitness facilities
- exercise room.
In common spaces where no windows are provided, exterior-facing doors can be used.
Dwelling units and spaces accessible to employees only are not considered regularly occupied common areas.
- Ensure that windows are operable by all residents within the building.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated photographs
- Certified statements