- 01 Air quality standards
- 02 Smoking ban
- 03 Ventilation effectiveness
- 04 VOC reduction
- 05 Air filtration
- 06 Microbe and mold control
- 07 Construction pollution management
- 08 Healthy entrance
- 09 Cleaning protocol
- 10 Pesticide management
- 11 Fundamental material safety
- 12 Moisture management
- 13 Air flush
- 14 Air infiltration management
- 15 Increased ventilation
- 16 Humidity control
- 17 Direct source ventilation
- 18 Air quality monitoring and feedback
- 19 Operable windows
- 20 Outdoor air systems
- 21 Displacement ventilation
- 22 Pest control
- 23 Advanced air purification
- 24 Combustion minimization
- 25 Toxic material reduction
- 26 Enhanced material safety
- 27 Antimicrobial activity for surfaces
- 28 Cleanable environment
- 29 Cleaning equipment
- P9 Advanced cleaning
To remove indoor and outdoor airborne contaminants through air filtration.
Is this applicable to unconditioned, non-regularly-occupied and/or spaces with no direct supply air?
This requirement is applicable to unconditioned and non-regularly occupied spaces, unless it can be shown that the air from these areas cannot migrate to other spaces. This requirement is not applicable to spaces with no direct supply air from the outdoors with direct exhaust (no recirculation) to remove internally generated particles.
In our project, fan coil units (terminal units of the ventilation system) may recirculate air locally, but only to maintain desired indoor temperature. Please note that fresh air is constantly being supplied via these units. Most importantly, no recirculated air is introduced into main air ducts (there are no main air ducts for recirculated air). In this case, do the requirements of Part 1 (Feature 05 Air Filtration) not apply?
For Part 1, if the fan coil units are strictly local recirculation within a single ventilation zone (which may be different than a thermal zone) then Part 1 would not be required to be met at the fan coil unit. If the fan coils serve multiple ventilation zones, these would be functioning as a local air handling unit and the requirements of Part 1 would need to be met. The requirements of Feature 5, Part 2 would be applicable at any point where the outside air supply can be addressed before it is introduced into the project space. This could be at the 100% outside air unit at the roof, or within the individual fan coil units (in this design arrangement), depending on design consideration.
For part 1, we do not have rack space available and we cannot install a combination carbon/particle filter in our system. What other options are available?
Please note that rack space needs to be available only in the main air ducts for recirculated air. (If there is no recirculated air as a part of the system, or if there are no main air ducts for recirculated air, then this feature may not apply.) If there is a recirculated air system and rack space is not available, then it is possible to submit an alternative adherence path (AAP) to suggest a different strategy for meeting the intent. Please review the published AAPs for this feature to see other strategies that have been approved.
I am a tenant pursuing the New and Existing Interior project type and the base building mechanical system is not under our control. Would the feature 5 requirements be excluded from compliance?
IWBI recognizes that tenants often do not have control of base building mechanical systems. In such instances, feature 5 is considered outside the scope of the project, and therefore not applicable. The project team will need to provide documentation confirming the scope concern.
The project will still need to achieve the feature 1 air quality performance requirements, which may require the project to implement alternative design solutions, such as installing stand alone air purifiers within the space to filter air. Please note that achieving the air concept precondition features, such as feature 5 Air Filtration, will support the project in achieving feature 1 Air Quality Standards.
My project is considering a split-systems or wall-mounted air conditioning units. Are requirements for feature 5 only for central HVAC systems or do these system need to comply as well?
Feature 5 requirements do not distinguish between types of HVAC systems. Depending on the installed system, the team may be able to apply an alternative solution to meet the intent of feature 5.