IEQ Testing for LEED Certification
The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive air sampling services for residential and commercial structures working to achieve LEED certification.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established in 1993 and their LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System has become the leading tool used to rate and certify both new and existing buildings across the United States and the globe.
As part of the completion process, LEED certification requires either flushing of a building’s air volume or documentation of acceptable environmental quality (EQ) conditions through baseline indoor environmental quality testing. Flushing or air testing is performed after completion of construction and prior to building occupancy. Testing is conducted according to protocols consistent with the United States EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air.
Clark Seif Clark, a leading provider of LEED EQ air testing services, has extensive experience working with both new and existing buildings working towards achieving LEED certification. CSC provides independent, third-party air quality testing to help projects meet the LEED requirements.
LEED is the nationally recognized symbol that demonstrates that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification, which include:
• Lower operating costs and increased asset value
• Reduced waste sent to landfills
• Energy and water conservation
• Healthier and safer indoor environments
• Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
• Qualification for tax rebates, zoning allowances & other incentives in many cities
“Attaining LEED environmental quality points through environmental testing is the preferred method of many CSC clients. The testing option can be faster, cleaner and more energy efficient than the flush out procedures. Further, a correctly designed testing regimen can identify potential IEQ problem areas, which can then be addressed prior to any occupant exposures,” reported Wesley Chase, LEED AP at CSC.
About Clark Seif Clark (CSC)
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both the public and private sectors address environmental issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.
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