Stanford University

Indoor Air Quality Requirements

Contractor shall ensure that all construction materials, interior finishes, and furnishings installed at the University comply with the most recent industry or regulatory agency Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission standards. All architectural coatings shall comply with organic compound emission limits, as set forth in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Regulation 8, Rule 3.

Unless otherwise specified, carpet, carpet cushion, and carpet mastic installed by Contractor shall comply with the most recent emission standards developed by the United States Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Carpet Labeling Program and shall carry the CRI “Green Label” or “Green Label Plus” designation.

Odor control

Contractor shall take all means necessary to prevent the migration of odors to public or occupied areas adjacent to the project site. Odor controls may include:

  • Installation of construction barriers
  • Sealing air intakes
  • Shutting down or adjusting ventilation systems
  • Keeping doors and windows closed
  • Installing fans or filtered air machines
  • Product substitution
  • Performing work during off-hours

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