The IEQ Category addresses environmental concerns related to indoor environmental quality, occupants' health, safety and comfort, energy consumption, air-change effectiveness and air contaminant management.
Employ strategies to improve occupant productivity, reduce absenteeism and illness
Increase and monitor outdoor ventilation to improve indoor air quality
Protect indoor environments from contaminants, specifically tobacco smoke, carbon dioxide and particulate matter
Minimize building materials that off-gas harmful chemical compounds
Increase natural daylight and outside views
Provide individual lighting controls and area thermostats to save energy, as individual controls enable accuracy in meeting heating and cooling needs