Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:
2,945,513 Square feet

Gross floor area of building space:
2,945,513 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):

The campus follows the State of Wisconsin Building Tenant Manual: Rules and Information for State Agency building Occupants in State Owned and Managed Buildings and Facilities. These rules state that “IAQ procedures are essential to a safe and healthy workplace environment" and establish policies that include:
o Building occupants should report a potential IAQ problem to the building management office and describe the IAQ complaint and its effects on the employee and colleagues.
o Each building occupant IAQ complaint will be recorded on a Building Incident Log Form.
o The Building Manager, or a qualified building management staff member, will go to area of IAQ concern.
o Building occupants in the complaint area will be interviewed and statements recorded on the log form.
o The complaint area will be checked for potential IAQ problems and the results recorded on the log form.
o If Building Management is unable to determine the IAQ problem by observation, mechanical equipment will be checked for proper operation and adjacent areas will be investigated as potential sources of the IAQ problem. Testing for potential contaminants may also be initiated.
o The complaint area will be checked for potential IAQ problems and the results of the investigation will be forwarded to building occupants of the IAQ investigation area until the situation has been resolved.

The state Department of State Facilities maintains Sustainable Facilities Standards during construction and before occupancy, including non-smoking standards, daylight views, future problem prevention. (ftp://doaftp04.doa.state.wi.us/master_spec/Sustainable Facilities Standards/Sustainable Facilities Standards.pdf)

UW System provides Indoor Air Contaminants Employee Exposure Limits )

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