ERIC Number: ED399139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Indoor Air Quality: Tools for Schools Action Kit.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Indoor Air Div.
Good indoor air quality contributes to a favorable learning environment for students, productivity for teachers and staff, and a sense of comfort, health, and well-being for all school occupants. The goal of this kit is to provide clear and easily applied guidance that will help prevent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems and resolve such problems promptly if they do arise. It recommends practical actions that can be carried out by the school staff without the need for training, and is flexible enough to conform to the specific needs of the school. The kit includes an IAQ coordinator's guide, various checklists, IAQ problem solving wheel, and an indoor air pollution guide for health professionals. The coordinator's guide is divided into two basic sections: background information and specific activities. Specific activities involve two major actions: the management of pollutant sources and the use of ventilation for pollutant control. The background information and activities in this voluntary program are directed toward existing schools in the K-12 range, but colleges, universities, and preschool and daycare centers could benefit by application of the principles and activities presented. (JRH)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Environmental Education, School Buildings
Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Schools and school districts may obtain a free copy by faxing their request on school or school district letterhead to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Air Quality Clearinghouse, 703-356-5386.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for American Private Education, Washington, DC.; American Lung Association, New York, NY.; National PTA, Chicago, IL.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.; Association of School Business Officials, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Indoor Air Div.