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Achieve LEED Certification with Kaiterra IAQ Monitoring

Our RESET-Certified Grade B air quality monitors are designed to help you achieve LEED Certification.

Building Certification - LEED

Through the Indoor Air Quality Performance Credit in LEED v5, you can earn a maximum of 10 points by implementing Kaiterra air quality monitoring solutions

Indoor Air Quality Performance Credit (Option 1)
Path 1A
Continuous Indoor Air Monitoring
Kaiterra monitors help you continuously measure key IAQ parameters to achieve the maximum of 6 points for this credit.

PM2.5: 2 points
PM10: 1 point
CO2: 2 points
TVOC: 2 points
Ozone: 1 point
6 Points (Max)
Path 1B
Meet Air Quality Thresholds via Continuous Monitoring
Kaiterra helps you manage and improve your IAQ to meet the threshold set by LEED and earn the maximum of 10 points for this credit.

PM2.5 ≤ 15 ug/m³: 3 points
PM2.5 ≤ 12 ug/m³: 4 points (Enhanced IAQ limit)
PM10≤ 50 ug/m³: 2 points
CO2 ≤ 1000 ppm: 3 points
CO2 ≤ 800 ppm: 4 points (Enhanced IAQ limit)
Ozone ≤ 0.07 ppm: 2 points
TVOC monitored: 2 points
10 Points (Max)

Frequently asked questions

Are Kaiterra monitors compliant with LEED requirements?
All of Kaiterra’s air quality monitors are RESET-Certified Grade B devices and meet all of the technical requirements for pursuing LEED Certification.
What is the measurement interval of Kaiterra devices, and does it meet LEED's requirements?
Kaiterra devices can log measurements every one minute, which is fully compliant with the measurement intervals specified by LEED.
How often are sensor modules replaced, and are certificates of calibration provided?
While LEED does not currently specify these requirements, most healthy building certifications typically require annual sensor recalibration, meaning you will need to change your sensor modules every 12 months to meet the requirements. With an innovative modular design, Kaiterra IAQ monitors can be easily recalibrated by swapping out old sensors for new ones. New sensors come with a certificate of calibration.
How many monitors do I need for LEED Certification?

LEED does not currently specify the amount of monitors needed to attain certification. However, Kaiterra's air quality monitors have a recommended coverage area of 3,500ft² (325m²), with the coverage of each individual space calculated individually. For example:

  • One (1) open space of 3,500ft² would require one (1) monitor
  • Three (3) conference rooms of 225ft² each would require three (3) monitors - one in each room
Where should I place monitors?

Monitor placement should reflect the occupants’ experience of indoor air quality, typically mounted on a wall within the “breathing zone,” 3 to 6 feet above the floor.

It’s often recommended to install air quality monitors in open spaces and rooms that are regularly occupied. Monitors must be placed throughout the project and should be representative of all HVAC zones, building faces, and frequently used areas like lobbies, open and private office areas, and conference rooms.

Looking to spec Kaiterra devices into your project?

Download our sample specification template to make specifying Kaiterra monitors in your next project seamless.

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