|Submission Date||March 13, 2015|
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Health and Safety
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):
The University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department as well as the Facilities Department responds to air quality concerns on campus. The quality of the air inside a building is affected by a variety of comfort, physical, chemical and biological factors. Factors influencing the indoor air quality of a room or building include:
-Comfort issues (temperature, humidity, "stuffiness")
-Supply of fresh air to the building
-Accumulation of particulate, biological or chemical contaminants originating from within or outside the building
Concerns related to comfort issues or water intrusion or damage are directed to the Facilities Customer Service Center. Concerns related to unresolved water damage, suspected mold conditions, unresolved odors or other indoor air quality concerns are directed to the Environmental Health and Safety department (EHS). After concerns are registered with the Facilities Customer Service Center or the Environmental Health and Safety department, the appropriate department will correct the issue as soon as possible.
There is no formal auditing process for indoor air quality. The program relies on communication from building occupants reporting issues as they arise.
The website URL where information about the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) is available: