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  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air quality, but also access to da...

  • Water Efficiency

    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

  • Biophilic Design

    Learn why nature is so important to us, what we know about the benefits of nature, and how biophilia is being applied in buildings, particularly in ...

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Whole Building Systems

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Provide direct exhaust for major indoor moisture sources to prevent moisture and mold.

  • IEQ - Moisture Control

    Moisture can enter the office building in a number of ways, including leaks in the building envelope and plumbing systems or excessive moisture in t...

  • Water - Green Tips Impact

    Adequately clean and disinfect any mold or algae attributed to excessive moisture in the workplace.

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Protect building construction materials and furniture from moisture damage.

  • IEQ - Example Questions

    Is there a requirement that there be moisture control in the building to prevent mold?

  • Planted Roof - GreenGlobes NC

    Building materials made of organic material or those that could absorb moisture are protected in transit and at the construction site from contact w...

  • IEQ - Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

    Provide occupants with safe and healthy ventilation and thermal comfort, in alignment with applicable ASHRAE standards and statutory requirements....

  • IEQ - Thermal Comfort

    Thermal conditions, which include air temperature, relative humidity, and velocity, greatly impact overall occupant comfort and associated productiv...

  • IEQ - Indoor Air Quality

    A primary component of a successful indoor environment quality strategy is air; specifically its composition, odor, temperature, and moisture conten...

  • IEQ - IAQ Management

    Construction and renovation projects pose a unique threat to indoor air quality. IAQ management plans should be instated that emphasize the protecti...

  • IEQ - Ventilation / Filtration

    Ventilation is the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to remove airborne contaminants such as moisture, odors, emissions from build...

  • IEQ - Allergies, Asthma and Mold

    Poor indoor air quality resulting from dusts, molds, pests, and airborne contaminants like VOCs can lead to dizziness, skin irritations, asthma, sho...

  • HVAC - Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

    HVAC systems must be commissioned (and recommissioned), and integrative design principles should be employed. Energy efficiency necessitates HVA...

  • Planted Roof - Roof Leak Prevention

    Leaks are generally caused by poor workmanship. Unless the problems are ubiquitous, a project failure will not result. However, the process of ident...

Materials

  • Laminate

    Laminate is created from layers of decorative paper and kraft paper - a strong, moisture-resistant product. These papers are treated with melamine...
  • Toilet Partitions

    Toilet partitions can be floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or ceiling-mounted for ease of cleaning. Floor mounted toilet partitions ...