Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James Kaznosky
Sr Environmental and Occupational Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
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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 :
16,464,845 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
16,464,845 Square Feet

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

Columbia University’s practices related to the quality of the indoor environment focus on designing and maintaining facilities that afford occupants a high quality indoor work environment. These practices include utilizing environmentally preferable building materials and finishes and implementation of preventive maintenance practices, such as HVAC filter maintenance/replacement, performed by Facilities Operations. EH&S practice goal is to respond immediately to concerns regarding the quality of the indoor work environment, assess the concerns, develop a mitigation strategy and engage the appropriate stakeholders capable of affecting recommended corrective actions.


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

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