Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Scheider
Project Coordinator
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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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 :
4,435,978 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
4,435,978 Square Feet

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

Facilities manages all building HVAC systems. Any occupancy issues related to indoor air quality are called into Facilities and campus HVAC technicians respond with corrective action. In addition HVAC works to maintain the filters and equipment with an active preventative maintenance (PM) program.. Any hot and cold calls go directly to the Facilities Management and Services Department.

Smoking is prohibited inside and twenty-five feet from all University and auxiliary organization facilities and in all vehicles owned or maintained by the University and auxiliary organizations.

Cal Poly has had an active program in place to minimize employee exposure to asbestos. As a part of that program, we have conducted and will continue to conduct inspections and tests to ensure that asbestos levels are within acceptable limits.

Biotechnology Building 4 Laboratory Controls
To improve energy efficiency and to enhance indoor air quality, we are installing a very sophisticated OptiNet Laboratory Aircuity Control System in the Biotechnology Building. The aircuity system will continuously monitor indoor air particulates and compounds in laboratory spaces and adjust the ventilation systems to optimize indoor air quality and energy conservation. The system is expected to save over $130K per year in energy savings.

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

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