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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
OP-3: Indoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dean Shoars
Director, Physical Plant Administration
Physical Plant
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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 :
4,679,175 Square Feet

Total occupied building space :
4,769,282 Square Feet

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

The indoor air quality at UNI is targeted to meet standards set by the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers for indoor air quality, specifically standard 62.1-2010. This falls under direct building control. This computerized Direct Digital Control system is used to monitor and control building temperatures and ventilation for over 3.8 million square feet. To optimized energy use, buildings are scheduled in accordance with occupancy hours furnished by the Registrar's office.

Additionally, there are a number of avenues for reporting building complaints: reporting to Facilities' management; reporting to the University Health and Safety Committee; reporting to the Physical Plant Safety Committee; reporting to the Department of Public Safety; reporting access issues to the Coordinating Committee on Disability Services; and reporting to the Environmental Health and Safety Office.


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

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