Note: This pilot credit was closed for new registrations as of March 1, 2012.
Secondhand smoke inhalation is a leading cause of lung cancer. Prohibiting smoking has become law in most non-residential buildings, but has not yet taken a foothold in multi-family homes.
Excerpted from LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
To prevent or minimize exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces and ventilation air distribution systems to environmental tobacco smoke (ETSEnvironmental tobacco smoke (ETS), or secondhand smoke, consists of airborne particles emitted from the burning end of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, and is exhaled by smokers. These particles contain about 4,000 compounds, up to 50 of which are known to cause cancer.).
This prerequisite is for Multi-Family projects only
Implement rules and restrictions to achieve ALL of the following:
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