ERIC Number: ED415664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Evaluation Instrument: Awards Program for Indoor Air Quality Management in Schools.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This self-evaluation instrument is used to nominate and evaluate schools for the Indoor Air Quality Management in Schools award. The evaluation contains three categories: Communications/Training; Design; and Operations/Maintenance. Each principle is detailed along with the required criteria used to meet that principle. Communications/Training pertains to school systems only. The communication principle is a formal system that increases opportunities for resolution of IAQ episodes. The training principle focuses on the maintenance of the knowledge and skills necessary to support and implement an IAQ management program through training. The Design category pertains to nominated schools only and addresses principles that cover air cleaning (filtration) design that results in greater removal of respirable particulates; condensation pan design that minimizes biological contaminates; local exhaust system design that eliminates the contaminate at its source; the minimization of volatile organic compound effects on the health of construction workers and building occupants; maintaining and using carpet in facilities as sources of contaminates; using ducted HVAC air supply and return plenums that are more easily kept free of contaminates; keeping outside air intakes separate from known building air contaminate sources; commissioning HVAC systems before occupancy to avoid indoor air quality problems; and using a walk-off system to avoid particles being tracked into the building. The Operations/Maintenance category pertains to nominated schools and addresses the issues of carpet, integrated pest management, moisture control, documentation and inspections, volatile organic compounds, renovation/maintenance, and cleaning materials and processes. (RE)
Descriptors: Air Flow, Climate Control, Educational Facilities, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Indoor Air Pollution, Interior Space, Public Schools, School Buildings, School Personnel, Secondary Schools
Maryland State Dept. of Education, School Facilities Branch, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (Free to Maryland public schools; $8 for others).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.