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 Pilot Credit Library
To prevent contaminant releases to air from products of combustion.
Background for the LEED Pilot Credit Library is provided in this foundational document.
The homepage for the LEED Pilot Credit Library. The LEED Pilot Credit Library is intended to facilitate the introduction of new prerequisites and credits to LEED. This process will allow USGBC to test and refine credits through LEED 2009 project evaluations before they are sent through the balloting process for introduction into LEED.
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.
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