Indoor Air Quality

For acute conditions like out-of-place odors, call Risk Management Services (RMS) at 621-1790. For all other IAQ complaints, contact RMS also, either by phone or through e-mail: RMS coordinates the University's indoor air quality efforts through Facilities Management's Indoor Air Quality Task Force.

Mold spores are everywhere – indoors and out. To grow, they need food, water or moisture and a certain temperature range. Many building materials and building contents are good mold food and molds grow fine in a wide range of temperatures, especially indoor temperatures. So the best way of minimizing indoor mold growth is to exclude water or moisture. The following informational flier provides advice to help you do this: Roof Leaks, Sewage Backflows, Utility Pipe Failures etc. (i.e., water infiltration into buildings). Here are some things to know should they occur (PDF format).

The following informational flier provides advice to help you, the construction or remodeling coordinator and occupants work together to minimize IAQ complaints: Undertaking Construction or Remodeling Activities? Here are some things to think about before you start (PDF format).