Air Emissions

The federal government has regulations and policies dedicated to improving air quality in our buildings. The objective is to improve the indoor air quality of our buildings for the health and well-being of building occupants. Air Emissions looks at, but not limited to:

  • Above ground Storage Tanks
  • Asbestos
  • Carbon Monoxide and Dioxide
  • Cleaning Products, Procedures and Equipment
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
  • Humidity Control and Moisture Management
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Lead Paint
  • Mold
  • Off Gassing from Materials (e.g., carpets, adhesives, paints)
  • Pest Control
  • Pesticide Management
  • Radon
  • Refrigerants (Ozone-Depleting Substances)
  • Secondhand Tobacco Smoke
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Ventilation Effectiveness, Air Filters, and Outdoor Air Systems

GSA is actively involved in meeting these standards by monitoring emissions and making changes or upgrading equipment to meet these standards. Additionally, GSA is replacing boilers within the Denver Federal Center to improve their efficiency to 85% and reduce air emissions.

Sustainability and Environmental Management Program
Objectives Reduce air emissions
Comply with boiler and chiller regulations
Targets Full and complete compliance
Identify and repair freon leaks within 30 days
For all new installations, install boilers with an efficiency rating of at least 85%

Federal, State, and Local Policy and Regulations

Additional Resources

Address all questions to Chris Alden at 303-236-2803

Procedures and Forms

File Name Date Revised
Asbestos Management [PDF - 244 KB] 12/07/2015
Boiler Emissions [PDF - 203 KB] 06/08/2012
Chiller Emissions [PDF - 215 KB] 05/14/2012
Indoor Air Quality Program [PDF - 253 KB] 07/25/2012

For questions or concerns, please contact John Kleinschmidt at or 303-236-2858.

Last Reviewed: 2022-04-26