Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 David Erickson
Senior Industrial Hygenist
Office of Environmental Safety
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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:
22,825,763 Square feet

Gross floor area of building space:
22,935,797 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):
IAQ complaints at MSU are addressed by a combination of efforts between MSU EHS, MSU IPF HVAC Department and University Physician. Standard EPA IAQ Investigative techniques, air monitoring and site inspections are employed.

Commissioning is a comprehensive engineering analysis of the operation and performance of a building’s systems, including HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting systems. The methodical process ensures building performance, reduces energy use, improves indoor air quality and meets occupants' needs.

Commissioning occurs during the new construction process, in existing buildings and with newly installed systems to sustain efficiency. Existing-building commissioning has the heaviest focus right now in alignment with the Better Buildings Challenge.

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