The Community Contaminant Prevention – Airborne Releases credit appears in the LEED for Healthcare 2009 Rating System. Public feedback suggested that this credit be made available for other building types in addition to Healthcare.
Fill out the offline version of the LEED for Healthcare 2009 form for this credit, available at:
Submit this form as part of the project submission for this pilot credit.
Excerpted from LEED 2009 for Core and Shell Development
To prevent contaminant releases to air from products of combustion.
Meet California South Coast Air Quality Management District standards for all products of combustion. Do not exceed the emission limits below for products of combustion, as outlined in the following California South Coast Air Quality Management District Rules:
For engines of 1,000 bhp and greater, install, operate and maintain in calibration a NOX Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) with data gathering and retrieval capability.
Projects that do not contain combustion equipment are not eligible for this credit.
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I referenced this credit in an e-mail to a boiler manufacturer and he said that the SCAQMD standards in the description were not current. If this is true, are we required to meet the new standards in order to get this credit or just criteria listed in the description?
For anyone not in the California market are you having difficulty getting the required emissions information in ppmParts per million. rather than the EPA standard of grams per brakehorsepower-hour?
The pilot credit information online says this credit is available to all project types in the New Construction rating system, but the additional questions imply it is only for Healthcare projects - this is slightly confusing.
Hi Kimberly, are you referring to this question, "Should this credit be available to project types other than Healthcare, and which types?" (located in the credit-specific questions on the pilot credit) If so, we are trying to assess if building types other than hospitals or other large-scale healthcare projects have enough of the kind of equipment this credit covers for it to make the same environmental impact.
Do you know which LEED credits have the most LEED Interpretations and addenda, and which have none? The Missing Manual does. Check here first to see where you need to update yourself, and share the link with your team.
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