|Submission Date||Jan. 17, 2014|
Loyola University Chicago
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Floor area of building space covered by an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program that meets the criteria for this credit:
Gross floor area of building space:
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):
Loyola addresses indoor air quality through facilities, housekeeping and occupant practices. Loyola specifies green-cleaning supplies (GreenSeal or similar certified, currently 95% of all cleaning products) and instructs vendors the same. Loyola specifies low-VOC finishes and sealants in all interior rehab and construction projects. Loyola encourages green certified products and materials through purchasing. Loyola also has a process for addressing complaints and creating action plans to address identified issues. Following a complaint, the Env. Safety Director will meet with the complainant to collect more details. If the complaint is valid, an industrial hygenist will be brought to the site to test for issues. If issues are identified, an action plan to remediate the issue will be implemented.
The website URL where information about the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) is available:
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