Air Quality

Extensive measures have been taken to improve the air quality both indoors and in the surrounding environment. Low VOC materials reduce the emission of smog-forming compounds and provide a more comfortable indoor experience for students and faculty. CO2 monitors and Radon Gas mitigation systems are being utilized to maintain safe, healthy air quality within the buildings. There is 30% more outside air in the buildings than the building code minimum.

White reflective roofs on all four of the new buildings reduce heat island effect, decreasing the emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases and making it easier to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. The green roof on Fenwick Place also minimizes heat island effect. The plants on the green roof can capture airborne pollutants and atmospheric deposition and filter noxious gases.