Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.92
Liaison Sara McIntyre
Submission Date June 20, 2013
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.21 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Occupied building space covered by an indoor air quality plan, policy, and/or practices that include regular auditing or monitoring and a mechanism for occupants to register complaints :
844,942 Square feet

Total occupied building space :
1,399,004 Square feet

A brief description of the institution's indoor air quality plan, policy, and/or practices:

Thirty-seven buildings have their ventilation controlled by a campus-wide Building Automation System. All these and future buildings (and many others) have ventilation systems designed to meet code via ASHRAE Standard 62. The practices we use to ensure good indoor air quality include: monitoring the temperature and humidity and, in a number of cases, C02 on an ongoing basis; verifying proper operation of fans and dampers; following up any complaints of stuffiness or odors with investigations by Physical Plant Services, and/or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Fume hoods are tested on a regular basis as required by code.

The website URL where information about the institution's indoor air quality initiatives is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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