Indoor Air Quality


The Office of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), in cooperation with IU Physical Plant, have forged a relationship to address inadequate indoor air quality.

The following complaints should be referred to Physical Plant Operations (855-8728) or your building zone maintenance personnel:

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

All other complaints may be addressed to EHS.  Typical calls may involve:

  • unusual odors such as chemical smells and exhaust, or
  • 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.

If you have concerns that need to be addressed by EHS, you can submit them online by clicking here.

Please refer to the following IU publications for more detailed information regarding IUB's Indoor Air Quality Program. If you have other questions or want to know more about indoor air quality, the additional links below are provided for your convenience.


Indiana University Indoor Air Quality Program

Odor Investigation Protocol

Building Flood Guidelines

Water Damage Restoration Guidelines

External Resources