Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tim Wright
Environmental Health and Safety Advisor
Environmental Health and 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:
5,328,723 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
5,328,723 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):

PSU has a mechanism for building occupants to register indoor air quality complaints and conducts auditing or monitoring as needed in response to concerns, or during activities with the potential to release contaminants, such as construction. Indoor Air Quality parameters from ASHRAE and other regulatory and scientific sources guide corrective measures when needed to address complaints.

Additionally, Human Resources has a fragrance policy. PSU has instituted a smoking ban for all of campus.

PSU's design standards require low VOC paint and carpet.


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