2016 Guiding Principle IV, Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1 LU | HSW
0.1 CEU

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In this course, 2016 Guiding Principles for Existing Sustainable Federal Buildings, Guiding Principle IV,
Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality, you will learn strategies for meeting the compliance requirements and providing recommended evidence of compliance for the updated 2016 Guiding Principle IV, which includes a new focus on enhancing occupant health, wellness, and productivity.

The course provides updates and tools for meeting and documenting compliance with the updated Guiding Principle IV metrics, and describes requirements and strategies for meeting updated metric related to ventilation and thermal comfort, daylighting and lighting controls, indoor air quality (IAQ), and occupant health and wellness.


Michael Myers, LEED AP, Allegheny Science & Technology   

Michael Myers has been at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability for nearly 30 years. As a nationally known consultant from Austin, TX, Mr. Myers has developed energy efficiency programs for utilities, municipalities, and businesses. He has served as the Senior Sustainability Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Energy and Environmental Services, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research Program, and Energy Services Manager for the City of Austin, where he led the creation of the city's nationally acclaimed Green Building Program.

Nicolas Baker, LEED AP, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy   

Nicolas Baker is the program manager for the FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs, as well as the Legislative Coordination program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs provide strategies, training, best practices, and technical assistance to help Federal Agencies meet their sustainability goals and better adapt to climate change. For over 14 years, Mr. Baker has been involved in multiple aspects of sustainability from environmental science to civil engineering, green architecture policy consulting, and climate change mitigation. While at FEMP, he has managed multiple projects dealing with training and implementation of energy/water management, green building design, and climate change resiliency requirements throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Baker holds an MS in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Implementing sustainable operations and maintenance practices to enhance indoor environmental quality;
  • Applying ASHRAE Standards and related assessments to baseline and benchmark facilities, assess existing conditions, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish implementation plans and metrics to comply with the Guiding Principles;
  • Recognizing decision points and opportunities to implement sustainable strategies to achieve integrated, holistic and cost effective indoor environmental quality improvements; and
  • Documenting meeting the Guiding Principle requirements through conformance with the recommended evidence of compliance.