Indoor Air Quality

Ensuring a healthy indoor environment

The IU Office of Environmental Health and Safety and IU Facility Operations work together to address the various causes of inadequate indoor air quality. The most common issues, and who to contact to have them addressed, are next section.

Issues for Facility Operations can be reported to your building manager or by submitting a Service Request.

Issues for IUEHS can be reported by submitting the Indoor Air Quality Evaluation Request form

For more detailed information regarding IU's Indoor Air Quality and Water Damage Restoration Programs or the Odor Investigation Protocol, please refer to the program links. Additional guidance and resources are provided at the bottom of this page.

Facility Operations issues

  • Temperature or humidity problems
  • Draftiness
  • Lack of air or "stuffy" air
  • Dirt or particulates coming from your venting system
  • Visible mold growth

IUEHS issues

  • Unusual odors such as chemical smells and exhaust
  • Sickness associated with occupancy of the building such as headache, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, congestion, swelling, itching, dryness or irritation of eyes, nose or throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and fatigue

Remember that colds and the flu can have some of these same symptoms but they will not be associated with your occupancy of the building.