Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)

We can assist you in obtaining a full LEED® EQ Credit by conducting air testing for indoor contaminants including:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Particulates (PM 10)
  • Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • *4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH)

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for New Construction & Major Renovations EQ Credit 3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan: Before Occupancy A full credit option exists for Air Testing and consists of the following:

  • Conduct baseline IAQ testing, after construction ends and prior to occupancy, using testing protocols consistent with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air and as additionally detailed in the Reference Guide.
  • Demonstrate that the contaminant maximum concentrations listed below are not exceeded.
    • Formaldehyde – 50 parts per billion
    • Particulates (PM10) – 50 micrograms per cubic meter
    • Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) – 500 micrograms per cubic meter
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO) – 9 part per million and no greater than 2 parts per million above outdoor levels
    • 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH) – 6.5 micrograms per cubic meter

* The 4-PCH test is only required if carpets and fabrics with styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) latex backing material are installed as part of the base building systems.

Champion Environmental is prepared to help you with your LEED® indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing. Please contact us today for more information.