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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 Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bahar Armaghani
Assistant Director and Project Manager
Facilities, Planning, and Construction
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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 :
19,495,507 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
19,495,507 Square Feet

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

University of Florida
Indoor Air Quality Management Program Summary

A general Indoor Air Quality Management Plan document has been developed that covers IAQ issues throughout the University of Florida. This document is based on the EPA’s Building Air Quality guide and on EPA’s Tools for Schools IAQ management program guidelines.
Each IAQ concern is entered into a log that notes the dates that the concern is received and evaluated, the location and the specific actions taken.

Indoor air quality concerns are investigated by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S). An EH&S certified industrial hygienist acts as a central point of contact for IAQ issues.

With over 900 buildings on the University’s Gainesville campus, it is not currently feasible to conduct an IAQ survey of each one. IAQ concerns are investigated on a case by case basis. General guidance on various IAQ issues is provided on the EH&S website (http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/IH/IEQ.htm).

An IAQ protocol with guidelines related to maximum limits for various comfort parameters in University buildings has been in place for several years. Since there are currently no regulations in effect covering indoor air quality in a non-industrial environment, we follow the recommendations of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Training on IAQ topics is available by request.


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

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