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S-852

November 2006

RISK MANAGEMENT

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tailoring Lease Specifications

Resources and information for developing Patient handling programs in health care

Printed with permission from the authors:

Bradley Prezant, MSPH, CIH Prezant Associates Inc. Seattle, WA 98109

David Bearg, PE Life Energy Associates 20 Darton St. Concord, MA 07142

William Turner, PE Harriman Associates Auburn, ME 014210

Office space lease, proposal or work agreement language is one method by which tenants and building owners can address Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) prior to finalizing an occupancy agreement. Tenants influence overall air quality with space design changes and by introducing air contaminants through their activities. Owners influence air quality through design, maintenance and operation of

a building and its heating, conditioning (HVAC) systems.

ventilating

and

air

This paper suggests contract language to be negotiated between the two parties which addresses quantity of

ventilation contaminants

air

delivered generated,

to occupied

spaces,

maintenance

practices,

evaluations of air quality, design limits and operation of ventilation systems. Examples of specific provisions and instructions are presented.

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