Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kevin Kenyon
Associate Vice-President, Facilites, Planning & Management
Facilites, Planning & Management
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Occupied building space covered by an indoor air quality plan, policy, and/or practices that include regular auditing or monitoring and a mechanism for occupants to register complaints :
6,488,286 Square feet

Total occupied building space :
6,488,286 Square feet

A brief description of the institution's indoor air quality plan, policy, and/or practices:

Our Facilities Planning and Management Department has a unit responsible for all Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems in all Academic and Administrative Buildings. This unit is charged with maintaining all systems that serve the indoor air quality needs of the occupants. This unit responds to occupant issues and provides preventive maintenance needs. A work order system helps to track issues on a building-by-building basis. These data help guide the repair and upgrades to all ventilation systems. Our design standard is to use variable volume HVAC systems with CO2 monitors. This type of arrangement ramps the incoming air system downward when buildings are unoccupied and the CO2 sensors are set at 800PPM. When the CO2 levels are below the 800PPM level the minimum outdoor air setting allowed is achieved, typically when buildings are unoccupied. When the 800 PPM CO2 level is reached the outdoor air dampers open to bring in more outside air. Ball State University also is a smoke free campus.

The website URL where information about the institution's indoor air quality initiatives is available:
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