LEED v4.0 and v4.1 Testing Services

Meet the LEED indoor air quality standards
with customized testing kits from SGS Galson.

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Example set up pictured; other options are available.

 

If you’re ready to meet the standards, our SGS Galson LEED Indoor Air Quality Testing Kits have everything you need to comply; and we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

SGS Galson is your one-stop shop for everything you need to implement your LEED IEQ management plan. No one else can provide media, equipment and analysis, and no one does it better!

Our LEED v4.0 and v4.1 Indoor Air Quality Testing Kits are designed for:

  • Re-use through multiple building zones to prevent renting duplicate instruments, reducing cost
  • Shipping included both ways within the U.S.
  • Gain 1 LEED credit with v4.0 and 2 credits with v4.1

Our Testing Kits

We offer two LEED Indoor Air Quality Testing Kits, both for the same cost.

LEED V4.0 LIST OF CONTAMINANTS

CONTAMINANT

MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATION

METHOD

SAMPLING MEDIA

SAMPLING TIME

TOTAL AIR VOLUME

Formaldehyde

27 ppb

OSHA 1007

Assay 580 PM

4 hours

N/A

Particulates

50 micrograms per cubic meter

PM10 Gravimetric

Gil Air Plus Pump at 4.0LPM w/PEM

4 hours 15 min.

1020 L

CO

9 ppm and no greater than 2 ppm above the outdoor levels

N/A

Direct Read Instrument

Continuous Data Logging

N/A

Dimethylformamide (N, N-)

40ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Epichlorohydrin

1.5ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Ethylene glycol

200ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether

35ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate

150ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether

30ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate

45ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Isophorone

1,000ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Phenol

100ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

Propylene glycol monomethyl ether

3,500ug/m3

EPA TO-17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

4 hours

12L

TVOCs/Target Chemicals

500 micrograms per cubic meter/Remaining listed in CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010

EPA TO-15

Minican w/4hr. Reg.

4 hours

N/A

Our LEED v4.1 kit improves upon v4.0 by simplifying the process with fewer instruments, 100% in-house analysis, and faster results.

With Version 4.1 you can expect:

  • CO, Ozone* and HCHO will all remain the same
  • PM 10 and PM 2.5 no longer require lab analysis; use your direct-read field instrument
  • Total VOCs only need an initial screening test for TVOC by Method TO15 or TO17
    • If below 500 ppb, testing is completed
    • If above 500 ppb, run the additional 10 VOCs listed in Table 2 below
LEED V4.1 LIST OF CONTAMINANTS

Contaminant

Concentration Limit (µg/m3)

Methods

SAMPLING MEDIA

SAMPLING TIME

TOTAL AIR VOLUME

Table 1. Particulate Matter and inorganic gases

 

Carbon monoxide (CO)

9 ppm; no more than 2 ppm above outdoor levels

ISO 4224 EPA Compendium Method IP-3 GB/T 18883-2002 for projects in China Direct calibrated electrochemical instrument with accuracy of (+/- 2% ppm <50 ppm minimum accuracy).

Direct Read Instrument

Continuous Data Logging

N/A

PM 10

ISO 14644-1:2015, cleanroom class of 8 or lower 50 μg/m3 Healthcare only: 20 μg/m3

Particulate monitoring device with accuracy greater of 5 micrograms/m3 or 20% of reading and resolution (5 min average data) +/- 5 µg/m3

Direct Read Instrument

 

 

 

PM 2.5

12 μg/m3 or 35 µg/m3**

 

Direct Read Instrument

 

 

 

Ozone*

0.07 ppm

Monitoring device with accuracy greater of 5 ppb or 20% of reading and resolution (5 min average data) +/- 5 ppb ISO 13964 ASTM D5149 -– 02 EPA designated methods for Ozone*

Direct Read Instrument

 

 

 

Table 2. Volatile organic compounds

 

Formaldehyde

20 µg/m3 (16 ppb)

ISO 16000-3, 4; EPA TO-11a, EPA comp. IP-6 ASTM D5197-16

 

Assay 580 PM

 

Assay 580 PM

 

NA

Acetaldehyde

140 µg/m3

Assay 580 PM

 

Assay 580 PM

 

NA

 

Benzene

3 µg/m3

ISO 16000-6 EPA IP-1, EPA TO-17, EPA TO-15 ISO 16017-1, 2; ASTM D6196-15

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Hexane (n-)

7000 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Naphthalene

9 µg/m3

EPA TO-15

Minican w/4hr. Reg.

4 hours

 

NA

 

Phenol

200 µg/m3

EPA TO 17

Pump at 0.05LPM w/TD Tube

 

4 hours

 

12L

 

Styrene

900 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Tetrachloroethylene

35 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Toluene

300 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Vinyl acetate

200 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Dichlorobenzene (1,4-)

800 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

Xylenes-total

700 µg/m3

EPA TO-15 Minican w/4hr. Reg.

 

 

4 hours

 

NA

 

**Projects in areas with high ambient levels of PM2.5 (known EPA nonattainment areas for PM2.5, or local equivalent) must meet the 35 ug/m3 limit, all other projects should meet the 12 ug/m3 limit. (QUOTED)

 


* SGS Galson can provide laboratory analysis for ozone by mod. OSHA ID-214 which is different than the technique specified for ozone in the USGBC LEED v4.1 documentation. Check with your USGBC representative to confirm whether data by this method will be accepted for your project.

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