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Relevant Mandates and Rating Systems

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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.
  • Control moisture to minimize mold contamination, building damage, and health risks.
  • Maximize daylighting, install lighting controls, task lighting, and glare control.
  • Specify low-emitting materials, use integrated pest management techniques, and protect indoor air quality during construction and operation.
  • Prohibit, through policy and signage, the ability to smoke within 25 feet of building entrances, operable windows, and ventilation intakes.
  • Implement an integrated pest management approach to minimize pesticide use and favor the least-toxic options.
  • Require building design to promote voluntary physical health and wellness, such as increased physical movement and support convenient access to healthy dining options, potable water, daylight, plants, and exterior views.

Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

Relation to IEQ: ventilation and thermal comfort, moisture control, daylighting, low-emitting materials, IAQ during construction, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) control, daylighting and lighting controls, integrated pest management