About this chapter: Chapter 10 describes the performance provisions of a building's environment. It is divided into four areas:
- Section 1001 addresses the space and climate appropriate for the needs of the occupants, the activities and the furnishings.
- Section 1002 addresses the need to provide adequate clean air within a building or facility. This includes controlling the moisture content, odors, poisonous fumes, etc. This section is aimed at such problems as "sick building syndrome."
- Section 1003 requires that tenant, common and habitable spaces be insulated against sound transmission.
- Section 1004 establishes the criteria for light for everyday use in habitable spaces and means of egress.
Buildings shall be constructed to provide:
- Adequately controlled interior temperatures.
- Adequate activity space for the intended use.
Habitable spaces shall have sufficient space for activity, furniture and sanitary needs of the occupants.
Buildings shall have a means of collecting or otherwise removing the following products from the spaces in which they are generated:
- Cooking fumes and odors.
- Excessive water vapor from laundering, utensil washing, bathing and showering.
- Odors from sanitary and waste storage spaces.
- Gaseous byproducts and excessive moisture from commercial or industrial processes.
- Poisonous fumes and gases.
- Airborne particles.
- Products of combustion.
- Off-gases from building materials, fixtures and contents.