Conduct regular ambient air quality assessments
Rationale: Regularly testing outdoor air quality levels increases awareness of specific contaminants that can degrade the quality of both outdoor and indoor air, highlighting potential concerns and allowing for remediation, which can reduce risk of dizziness and chronic respiratory issues including asthma and COPD.
Demonstrate compliance with one of the options below:
Ambient Air Quality Assessment (Full Credit):
To achieve full credit, demonstrate compliance with all of the following requirements:
- Assess the air quality index within all of the following outdoor areas on-site:
- near building mechanical and exhaust areas
- parking areas
- outdoor common areas.
- Conduct air quality index assessment for all of the following pollutants:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Sulfur Dioxide.
- Conduct air quality index assessment a minimum of twice per year.
Note that specific pollutant levels are not required for this strategy, just that testing is conducted.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated maps
- Certified statements