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BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Plan
Chesterfield and Derby
- BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Plan
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The plan first considered sources of outdoor air: air intakes for ventilation systems were located away from car parks and vehicle waiting areas, separating occupants from outdoor pollution sources.
The plan then considered sources of indoor air: materials, finishings and surface coatings inside the building were selected for their low emissions characteristics minimising indoor sources.
For unavoidable indoor air pollution sources: local ventilation such as kitchen hoods and bathroom exhaust fans were included in the design. General ventilation was included to remove emissions from surfaces.
The plan allowed sufficient time for drying, curing and off-gassing of new products before the building is occupied. The plan set out a procedure for flushing out the interior using a supply of outdoor air.
Details of indoor air quality testing pre-occupation were included to provide objective evidence of whether the conditions are suitable for the new occupants
The plan recommended that regular, inspection, cleaning and maintenance of ventilation plant and indoor air quality testing was documented to ensure the ongoing maintenance of good air quality in the buildings.