Kristi Appelhans, LEED AP
iss.kristi @
(208) 522-2224
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Healthy Indoor Environment 

  • Natural Ventilation -  take advantage of natural wind currents and convection to reduce the cooling load and keep air fresh  
  • Thermal comfort  -  design for optimal thermal comfort and control for occupants throughout the building
  • High-quality light -  provide high-quality light to all occupied spaces by maximizing the benefits of natural daylight (with high-performance windows, light-shelves, and shading) and supplementing it with high-efficiency artificial lighting systems
  • Acoustic comfort -  design to minimize noise, using sound absorbing materials and strategies and equipment isolation (especially important in schools)
  • Operable windows - optimize both thermal comfort and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as part of  comprehensive passive ventilation design
  • Outdoor views - provide outdoor views as part of a healthy building to enhance occupant well-being and productivity
  • CO2 monitors - keep tabs on the CO2 levels to signal the ventilation system if air becomes stale; improves occupant productivity and helps save energy by making the system responsive to actual conditions rather than pre-set schedules
  • Low or no VOC materials  - select materials (paint, adhesives, fiberboard, etc.) that have low- or no volatile organic compunds or toxins to improve air quality during both construction and occupancy
  • Sustainable Cleaning Products - use 'green' cleaning and maintenance products that reduce exposure of occupants to harmful contaminants


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