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 each occupied common area within the building(s).
Common areas include the following, as applicable:
- dining area(s)
- common room(s)
- resource center
- 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.
- Install a window fall prevention device or window guard on all operable windows.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated photographs
- Certified statements