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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 Gold
Overall Score 70.03
Liaison Nancy Wilkin
Submission Date May 26, 2014
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STARS v1.1

Royal Roads University
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brie Haley
Team Member
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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 :
636,428.70 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
636,428.70 Square Feet

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

RRU uses HVAC standards eg., temp. control and air flow in and out.
RRU also uses consulting engineers and the staff are aware temperatures are maintained for comfort at 68-72F (18-22C)
Not many buildings are air conditioned (AC).
LIC building: natural ventilation—operates with windows & atrium 4 story with 2 large fans that are heat sensitive. Only AC in 4th floor.
Total campus 660,000,sq/ft and 24/28 buildings are occupied full-time.


The website URL where information about the institution's indoor air quality initiatives is available:
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Most building weren’t built for a university setting- the Cedar and Mews buildings were originally stables. Numerous renovations and energy efficient upgrades have been made over time to increase efficiencies.

The campus is in a coastal location with a temperate climate, i.e., offshore breezes help to moderate building temperatures. Windows and portable fans are used to circulate the air in the summer and portable space heaters in the winter.

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.