|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 3, 2015|
University of Winnipeg
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality
|1.00 / 1.00||
Health & Safety Specialist
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 of Winnipeg passed its Air Quality Management Policy in 2007 in an effort to incorporate air quality management into its overall Sustainability management System.
The system we have in place is self-monitoring for levels of CO2 and is set to adjust dampers on demand for increase fresh air according to sensor levels. In other words, if a room is occupied and CO2 levels increase above 1000 ppm, the system will open dampers to increase fresh air delivery. The system will also detect periods of low occupancy and self-calibrate the CO2 sensors during those times. The air handling system will also determine problems with sensors if readings fall below atmospheric conditions by sending an alarm. High CO2 levels will also trigger an alarm, but rarely happens as the minimum levels for opening dampers occur well before reaching alarm levels.
Individuals with air quality concerns are prompted to complete a hazard/incident report form, but usually the person sends an email. Generally, when a concern is expressed, either through email or by report, it generates an action plan to address the concern and the file remains open until the concern is adequately addressed.
The website URL where information about the institution’s indoor air quality program(s) is available:
A copy of the Air Quality Management Policy can be found here:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.