Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Boston University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Floor area of building space covered by an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program that meets the criteria for this credit:
14,327,826 Square feet

Gross floor area of building space:
14,327,826 Square feet

A brief description of the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) (including information about regular auditing or monitoring, mechanisms for occupants to register complaints, and action plans):
Boston University's Environmental Health and Safety Department has Industrial Hygienists on staff who conduct Indoor Air Quality assessments for University students, faculty and staff. Many areas where chemicals or hazardous materials are used receive regular exposure monitoring and ventilation system checks. Investigations involving building materials, ventilation, temperature, humidity and water damage are conducted routinely in response to occupant complaints or concerns. EH&S works closely with the Facilities Management and Planning Department to resolve these issues. Additionally, EH&S and Facilities Management and Planning work together to promote effective design of new spaces to ensure that Indoor Air Quality is not compromised by future renovations and construction.

The website URL where information about the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) is available:
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