Environmental Health & Safety

Indoor Environmental Quality - Indoor Air Quality

This program reflects UNCW's recognition of the importance of providing an indoor air environment that is free of recognized hazards. It describes the university's commitment to a thorough and fair investigation of indoor air quality complaints, and technically sound remediation of recognized conditions.

Implementation of this plan provides consistent reporting and evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints; identifies departmental responsibilities; addresses remediation of recognized problems; and provides for periodic review of conditions. The program applies to all University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) facilities.


Mold Summary Final

At A Glance:

  • Mold and mildew are naturally occurring types of fungi that consist of tiny organisms and can be found almost anywhere.
  • Most molds grow naturally outdoors, like other allergens, and can be easily brought into buildings through open windows and doors...
  • While there are no federal or state regulations directly governing the presence of mold or mold spores in buildings, and while the... 


UNCW's integrated approach, involving Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Office of Facilities departments (Physical Plant, Architectural and Construction Services, Project Design & Management), the occupants of the building space in question, and senior management ensures that conditions will be evaluated consistently, responses will address immediate needs, and planning will consider long-term implications.

Building Occupants who have concerns about indoor air quality should specifically describe the problem to their immediate supervisor, Department Chair or Director. Students should report complaints to instructors or Housing and Residence Life Maintenance.