WE11 - Healthy IAQ in Schools – Earning LEED v4 IEQ Credits

Wednesday, November 28 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM « Back

Abstract Text:

As new research continues to define the impact of air quality on brain function, we take an in-depth look at healthy indoor air quality in schools and explore collaborative solutions that can help meet some of LEED v4’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits and the WELL Building Standard Air features. Our panel includes a Sustainable Design consultant, an Architect/Specifier, and a Contractor who will look at the IEQ credits from different points of view, sharing collaborative strategies to help inform your practices.

This session will focus on four LEED v4 BD+C credits: Enhanced IAQ Strategies, Low-Emitting Materials, Construction IAQ Management Plan, and IAQ Assessment. The panel will provide an overview of the credit requirements and then move to an in-depth discussion on the importance of early design decisions, integrating the LEED credit requirements into your project specifications, and the successful implementation of each credit.

You will hear from field practitioners on the values of and challenges to healthy indoor air quality in schools. Project examples and experiences will be used to support the discussion.

Through collaboration and early-design decisions, the LEED v4 BD+C IEQ credits can be achieved and contribute to improved indoor air quality and positively impact occupant health.

Learning Objectives:

Articulate the importance of making early design decisions to meet the LEED v4 BD+C IEQ credits and the critical relationship between the design team and construction team

Design school projects to meet the LEED v4 BD+C Enhanced IAQ Strategies credit and assess the relationship between increased ventilation, operable windows and air quality

Select finish materials that will meet the LEED v4 Low-Emitting Materials credit, specify them clearly, and illustrate why some low emitting categories may be more difficult to achieve than others

Demonstrate the benefits and challenges of meeting LEED v4 BD+C IAQ Assessment credit and understand how the design team can play a role in achieving this credit


GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU

Education Tracks: Healthy Environments

Event Type: Workshops > Session