Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Oct. 20, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Pennsylvania State University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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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:
20,490,517 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
20,490,517 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):

Penn State's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plan covers all occupied space on campus, including offices, classrooms, and labs. Labs and production area spaces would be covered under a specific standard that keeps air quality acceptable for the tasks being performed within the lab or production area.
The IAQ plan generally aims to provide fresh air, proper filtration, and reasonably clean duct work to all labs, offices, and classrooms on campus. It also aims to provide 20 CFM per person with carbon dioxide (CO2) levels around 800 or below.
Indoor Air quality issues can be reported through the Work Control Center. The Environmental Health & Safety office has developed standard procedures for investigating indoor air quality issues following methods developed by NIOSH.


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

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