Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Cliff Hamilton
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Floor area of building space covered by an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program that meets the criteria for this credit:
0 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
8,035,665 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):

Indoor air quality: Ohio University is concerned about maintaining safe and healthful working conditions and acceptable indoor air quality. Although there are currently few national/regional regulations in this area, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) conducts evaluations where appropriate if groups of people seem to be affected by possible IAQ problems. Occasionally, air sampling may be necessary, and EHS can assist with this as needed. EHS works closely with Facilities Management to solve any problems that may be found. EHS makes itself readily available to the entire campus community and responds quickly to any issues raised across campus in an effort to maintain safe and healthy conditions for inhabitants of all OU buildings. Complaints can be addressed by either calling EHS directly or submitting an online Work Order Request through Facilities Management’s TMA system.

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

Indoor Air Quality resources and education made available to campus community from Environmental Health and Safety: http://www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/ehs/general/resources.htm#ind

Although Ohio University has 2 of the 3 components of an IAQ program (a mechanism for occupants to register complaints, and action plans to implement any corrective measures required in response to audits, monitoring or complaints), we do not have a regular auditing or monitoring program. Additional staffing would be necessary to have a IAQ monitoring program.

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