Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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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:
10,618,090 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
10,618,090 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):

All CSU buildings are covered by an indoor air quality plan. All incidents of contamination or concern are managed by the Indoor Air Quality Management Group. We also continuously monitor using a JCI Metasys building automation system. Roughly 200,000 parameters are monitored and/or alarmed on campus, including those related to indoor air quality (like airflow in lab rooms, CO2 concentrations, etc.).

The IAQ Management Group (consisting of Environmental Health, Trades Maintenance Manager, Plumbing Shop, HVAC Shop, Custodial, and the work order control group) adress IAQ issues on campus. The first step the team takes is to assess the situation (through monitoring, trending of the BAS system, etc.) to arrive at root causes. For example, is the problem a result of a problem with the air flow to the space, a new function in the space, mold or some other contaminant? Once the root cause is determined the appropriate staff is assigned to solve the problem. Once the problem has been addressed subsequent monitoring and follow up can be implemented in order to assure the problem has been fully addressed.


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

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