Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:
1,118,457 Square Feet

Gross floor area of building space:
1,403,057 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):

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 program(s) is available:
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