Texas Tech University

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) describes how inside air can affect a person's health, comfort, and ability to work. It includes temperature, humidity, poor ventilation, mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals. The qualities of good IAQ should include comfortable temperature and humidity, adequate supply of fresh outdoor air, and control of pollutants from inside and outside of the building.

This program establishes the indoor air quality of Texas Tech University buildings as a criterion of a safe workspace and therefore should meet generally acceptable standards. Environmental Health and Safety will test IAQ on a complaint basis and work with building maintenance to correct issues.


NIOSH Indoor Environmental Quality