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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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 :
5,570,287 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
5,570,287 Square Feet

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

EH&S is informed of indoor air quality concerns from students/parents, faculty, staff, and/or campus visitors via various sources such as: e-mails, phone calls, or through the RIT Facilities Management Services/Housing Departments. EH&S will investigate a complaint by going to the area of concern and performing an evaluation. The following are practices we undertake during an investigation:

1. EH&S prefers that the person with the concerns be present during this evaluation to ensure a thorough investigation is conducted. If not EH&S will have a discussion with the person(s) to obtain detailed information.
2. EH&S works with the appropriate RIT Departments to resolve the concern (i.e. Facilities Management Services, Housing).
3. If it is determined that sampling is needed, a third party consultant will perform the monitoring deemed appropriate.
4. Various guidelines documents are used during the investigation, including:
-EPA’s Sick Building Syndrome (Indoor Air Facts No.4): http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pdfs/sick_building_factsheet.pdf
- OSHA’s A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace : http://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/shib101003.html
5. Documentation of sampling results is kept with the EH&S Department. A summary of the results are shared with the concerned person(s).


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