ERIC Number: ED447676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality in Schools. A Joint EPA Working Paper from Energy Star[R] and Indoor Air Quality.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.
This paper describes how to protect and enhance indoor environmental quality without sacrificing energy performance, lists the common pollutants and their sources, and explores how energy efficiency projects affect indoor environmental quality. Also highlighted are study figures showing the energy costs of outdoor air ventilation and an explanation of energy recovery ventilation technology that can help lessen these costs. An annotated list of areas where adjustments in energy-efficiency measures may be needed is provided. Two resources for additional information are provided. (GR)
Descriptors: Cost Containment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Management, Indoor Air Pollution, Public Schools, Ventilation
U.S. EPA Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse. Tel: 800-438-4318; Fax: 703-356-5386; Energy Star Hotline; Tel: 888-782-7937. For full text: http://www.epa.gov/iaq; http://www.epa.gov/buildings.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.