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Risk Management Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tailoring Lease Specifications www.saif.com

Std. 62.1-2004. Installation of large or high use photocopying machines, kitchen/vending equipment, or several large computer work stations will exceed the HVAC design capacity and may necessitate the installation of a direct coupled exhaust or additional cooling capacity. If tenant needs exceed the office HVAC design capacities, it is the responsibility of the tenant to notify the owner such that appropriate action can be undertaken. The cost of the installation of additional cooling or ventilation (exhaust) capacity if needed may be negotiated.

Conclusion

In discussing issues of contract language, it is important to recognize that both tenant and building owner activities affect air quality. While many of the proposed clauses presented address the issue from the perspective of the tenant, similar clauses can be suggested from the perspective of the landlord.

Addressing these issues prior to contracting for a particular leased space provides both building owner and tenant with resources for addressing issues of poor air quality which arise in many occupied office buildings.

References

1

Work performed under contract to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X.

2

Levin, H. (1989) Building Materials and Indoor Air Quality, Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews - Vol. 4, No. 4: 667-693

3

Quinlan, P, et. al. Protocol for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Building Illness, Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews - Vol. 4, No. 4: 771-797.

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