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ES+H Multifamily Building Upgrades_508c_02 09 2016

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Energy Savings Plus Health | INDOOR AIR QUALITY GUIDELINES FOR MULTIFAMILY BUILDING UPGRADES 7 These actions often refer to national standards, model codes and guidelines; however, work must be conduct- ed in compliance with state and local requirements as well. All equipment removed should be disposed of properly to prevent it from being reinstalled or used elsewhere. Relevant reference documents for each priority issue are provided in an abbreviated format. More detailed information can be found in Appendix D: References. The following icons are used in this Guide: Indicates an issue that references Appen- dix B: Property Management and Occu- pant Education for additional information and resources on important property management and occupant education considerations related to the building upgrades. These considerations are important to ensure that property managers and building occupants do their part to maintain a healthy indoor environment before, during and after the building upgrade is complete. Examples of multifamily residential building upgrade projects are identified in Table 1, accompanied by descriptions of the IAQ/health risks and opportunities that may be encountered, and the potentially applicable priority issues of this Guide. The Master Verification Checklist in Appendix E can be used to track progress and verify that the applicable assessments, minimum actions and expanded actions have been performed. Indicates an issue that references Appendix A: Worker Protection for recommended actions and additional resources to minimize health and safety risks for workers performing the building upgrades. Table 1: Examples of Multifamily Residential Building Upgrade Projects Examples of Multifamily Residential Building Upgrade Projects Examples of IAQ/Health Risks and Opportunities Potentially Applicable Priority Issues LIGHTING Lighting Upgrades • De-lamping: Removing unnecessary light bulbs/ fixtures to save energy • Re-lamping: Replacing lighting components and fixtures • Upgrading ballasts • Other modifications or upgrades (e.g., occupancy sensors) IAQ/Health Risks: • Asbestos-containing material, lead paint or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may be disturbed during lighting replacement. PCBs may be present in older fluorescent light ballasts that are not labeled "No PCBs" or "electronic." • Mercury vapor or mercury-containing powder from broken fluorescent bulbs or improper use of drum-top crushers may be present. • Lighting upgrades likely will reduce sensible heat loads, which may affect moisture removal performance of HVAC systems. Opportunities: • Remove and replace old fixtures containing hazardous materials with those that contain less hazardous materials. • Properly dispose of lamps containing mercury and fixtures containing PCBs. 2.0 Asbestos 3.0 Lead 4.0 PCBs 10.0 Building Products/Materials Emissions 17.0 HVAC Equipment 22.0 Building Safety for Occupants 23.0 Protecting IAQ During Construction 24.0 Jobsite Safety

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