Provide operable windows in all dwelling units
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 Dwelling Units (Full Credit):
Demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements:
- Include a minimum of one operable window within each dwelling unit.
In dwelling units where no windows are provided, exterior-facing doors can be used to comply with the strategy.
- Ensure that operable windows are able to be operated by residential occupants.
- Provide a window fall prevention device or window guard on all operable windows upon request within independent and assisted living residential units.
- Install a window fall prevention device or window guard on all operable windows within memory care residential units.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated photographs
- Certified statements