Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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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:
4758519.31 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
4758519.31 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):

The Department continues its efforts implementing strategic initiatives to ensure all energy projects include indoor emission enhancements and manage energy consumption and conservation, which include:
Construction Standards to incorporate more energy-saving features in new buildings and during major renovations. The University’s long-term operational costs will be lower if projects incorporate more energy-saving equipment, lights, HVAC, and automated system management features and standards;
Proactive maintenance and repair of building systems and campus-wide utility distribution systems. This includes adding insulation to reduce outdoor element infiltration, maintaining steam traps and system valves, locating and repairing leaks, updating the local and global controls systems for greater operational efficiency, and working towards reducing the deferred maintenance backlog on these systems;
Upgrading our chilled-water production and distribution systems to consolidate existing proliferation of cooling equipment, reduce maintenance costs and improve energy efficiency.

Building Ventilation System Operation and Reporting

We are responsible for operating and maintaining all heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) on campus. A call or email to the FMP Service Centre (ext. 3668) will allow the appropriate trades person to review and take corrective action. If the problem cannot be resolved, Environmental Health and Safety may be contacted to assist in the investigation.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Investigation Procedure

We strive to respond to all Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns voiced by staff and students in a timely and professional manner. Indoor Air Quality concerns will be investigated in the following manner:
-Advise the area supervisor of the indoor air quality concern
-Report the concern to the FMP Service Centre at extension 3668
-The FMP Service Centre will initiate an IAQ Complaint Report and arrange for personnel to investigate


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

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