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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeremy Davis
Dir. of Building Maintenance
Physical Facilities
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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 :
7,050,833 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
7,050,833 Square Feet

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

The University's indoor air quality practices are as follows:
The Physical Facilities Department has an Air quality Technician (AQT) shop that performs repairs and preventive maintenance (PM), and responds to complaints recorded through the University’s online work order system. PM activities include filter replacements and equipment servicing, as well as cleaning coils and condensate drain pans (to prevent microbial growth). The AQT shop also monitors temperature and HVAC system performance through a centralized monitoring and control system, and responds to systems alarms if a control point is out of range. They routinely test to ensure all components are calibrated and operating as designed. Temperature is monitored across campus. Some spaces also have humidity and/or CO2 sensors, which are also monitored. Balancing occupant comfort and operational cost, outside air economizers are used based on both temperature and humidity measures.
Concerns or suspicions of mold or other air contaminants are handled by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. An on-staff Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) conducts indoor air quality investigations.


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