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ES+H Multifamily Building Upgrades_508c_02 09 2016

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93 Energy Savings Plus Health | INDOOR AIR QUALITY GUIDELINES FOR MULTIFAMILY BUILDING UPGRADES 15.0 Wood Smoke and Other Solid Fuel Emissions (continued) Assessment Protocol and Action Verification Complete N/A NOTES AP 15.3 If wood- or coal-burning appliances are present, determined whether there is evidence of wood smoke emissions affecting the building (e.g., evidence of soot on the walls or ceiling, creosote staining near the flue pipe, a strong odor of wood smoke within common areas or dwelling units). AP 15.4 Assessed wood- or coal-burning appliance safety, including appliance condition, proper distances of the appliance and flue from combustible materials, adequate floor protection, and proper venting of combustion by-products. AP 15.5 Determined whether any wood-burning appliances are EPA-certified. AP 15.6 Determined whether an outdoor wood- or coal-fired appliance is generating hydronic heat. If the wood- or coal-burning appliance is operating during the assessment, observed the opacity of the smoke leaving the chimney. MA 15.1 Corrected any problems identified during the assessments, and worked with a certified fireplace or chimney safety professional as needed. Any new appliances are properly sized and EPA-certified. MA 15.2 Encouraged the building owner or property manager to have a certified professional inspect and maintain the chimney and wood- or coal-burning appliance annually. MA 15.3 Shared EPA's Burn Wise Tips with the building owner or property manager. EA 15.1 Replaced non-certified wood- or coal-burning appliances with properly sized, EPA-certified appliances; or replaced them with heating equipment that does not burn solid fuels. 16.0 Compartmentalization to Prevent Odor or Unwanted Air Transfer Assessment Protocol and Action Verification Complete N/A NOTES AP 16.1 Determined which areas or dwelling units in the building are likely to be sources of irritating pollutants or noxious odors or where unwanted air transfer occurs. To the extent possible, worked with building owner, property manager and occupants to identify IAQ concerns that arise from pollutant migration among dwelling units, common areas and commercial spaces. AP 16.2 Identified spaces in the building with strong pollutant sources that could be isolated using compartmentalization techniques. The intent is to limit uncontrolled airflow and cross contamination among spaces, achieved by air sealing and controlling pressure differences. MA 16.1 Minimized pollutant transfer between spaces by implementing: (1) source control, (2) ventilation and air pressure control, and (3) air sealing. Referred to MA 16.1 for detailed guidance. EA 16.1 Implemented expanded ventilation and air pressure control strategies to reduce contaminant transfer between spaces. EA 16.2 Implemented expanded air sealing to reduce contaminant transfer between spaces. Color Codes Assessment Protocol (AP) Minimum Action (MA) Expanded Action (EA)

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