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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 Silver
Overall Score 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-5: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Peter Nowak
Industrial Hygiene
Environmental Health and Safety

Criteria

Institution has an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program that includes regular auditing or monitoring, a mechanism for occupants to register complaints, and action plans to implement any corrective measures required in response to audits, monitoring or complaints. 

Policies and plans adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. government or university system) may count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. 

 


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions. 


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 1 point available for this credit when all buildings are covered by an indoor air quality management program that meets the criteria outlined above (or if there is an institution-wide program). Incremental points are available based on the percentage of gross floor area of building space that meets the criteria. For example, if an institution had 50 percent of its floor area of building space covered by an IAQ program, it would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available for this credit). 

See scoring table and example in the STARS Technical Manual.


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on current policies and plans and the most recent data available. 

Sampling and Data Standards

Institutions may exclude unoccupied building space, provided it is excluded from both the gross floor area of building space and the floor area of building space covered by an IAQ program. 

 

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.