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Building Air Quality Action Plan

EPA Publication No. 402-K-98-001
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-123
ifma International Facility Managers Association

Table of Contents

An Overview of EPA's Large Buildings IAQ Management Practices Guidance
Indoor Air Quality Actions
Step 1 Designate an IAQ Manager

Establishing a new IAQ baseline:

Step 2 Develop an IAQ Profile of Your Building
  • Identify and review existing records
  • Conduct a walkthrough to assess the current IAQ situation
Step 3 Address Existing and Potential IAQ Problems
  • Source-related
  • Ventilation-related

Maintaining and improving IAQ baseline:

Step 4 Educate Building Personnel About IAQ
Step 5 Develop and Implement a Plan for Facility Operations and Maintenance
  • HVAC Operations
  • Housekeeping
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Unscheduled Maintenance
Step 6 Manage Processes with Potentially Significant Pollutant Sources, including
  • Remodeling and renovation
  • Painting
  • Pest Control
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Smoking

Maintaining cooperative relations with tenants and occupants:

Step 7 Communicate with Tenants and Occupants About Their Role in Maintaining Good IAQ
Step 8 Establish Procedures for Responding to IAQ Complaints

Recordkeeping and Checklist

Appendix 1 - Superintendent of Documents Order Form for the Building Air Quality Guide (This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file of just the order form.)
Appendix 2
- Training Resources
Appendix 3
- Useful Contacts

This document is for sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 via the GPO reference number ISBN 0-16-049694-2.

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