Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Healthy Schools: Making Illinois Schools Environmentally Healthy Places to Learn and Work. The Illinois Healthy Schools Campaign is a coalition of more than 90 organizations working to make Illinois schools environmentally healthy places to learn and work. Based on their research, this... 12/31/2002
Healthy Sustainable Schools: Guide for Change and Assessment Tool. Begins by outlining eight steps to creating a healthy, sustainable school. Subsequent chapters cover green building, energy and water conservation, green cleaning, environmentally preferable... 12/31/2007
Healthy, High Performance School Facilities: Developments in State Policy. Brief summaries of state laws, executive orders and other formal policies that address healthy, high performance school design and construction. Most of these policies reference either the LEED... 06/30/2011 is a proactive tool to help Ontario, Canada school boards identify, prevent, and remediate indoor environment problems that could otherwise affect children's health and...
High Performance School Design and Construction Standards: Recommendations for Vermont Public Schools. Pursuant to an act of the Vermont legislature, these recommendations were created to develop a comprehensive proposal to incorporate high performance school design and construction standards into... 01/14/2007
Homes, Schools, and Parks. Discusses the use of brownfield sites for schools and other community needs, the hazards that accompany landfills, capping and other remediation techniques, and funding cleanup. 11/30/2006
How Healthy Is Your School's Air? Describes sources of indoor air pollution and health risk to children, such as asthma and lower respiratory infections. Asserts that risk of asthma is greater among African-American and Hispanic... 04/30/2002
How To Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu. Tips on how to slow the spread of flu specifically through cleaning and disinfecting, including how to do it correctly and how to handle waste properly. 08/31/2010
How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials Advises on how to test for the presence of PCBs in the building. The document recommends that the air is tested first to determine if PCBs may be causing a potential public health problem. This... 12/31/2009
How Ventilation Affects Comfort. Discusses the role of air filters in maintaining indoor air quality, citing the history of filters, their typical composition, styles available, and the respective filtration capacities and... 12/31/2009
Human Performance: Does Indoor Environmental Quality Make a Difference? Asserts that the primary objective of every school must be an indoor environment that creates a sense of wellbeing in order to facilitate learning (e.g., adequate space, good lighting, friendly... 06/30/2003
HVAC and IAQ Systems. Advises on selecting a schol HVAC system for good indoor air quality, emphasizing filtration, quantity and sources of outside air, humidity control, thermal comfort, energy efficiency, geothermal... 12/31/2007
IAQ & Student Performance Video explains that good physical conditions in schools can reduce absenteeism, improve test scores and improve teacher retention rates. Studies that measure school conditions using an index of... 08/28/2010
IAQ and Children's Health. Promotes awareness about how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect children's health by answering the following questions: 1) Why are children at more risk than adults? 2) How many children... 12/31/2007
IAQ and Sensitive Population Groups. Provides an overview of which indoor air contaminants are of most concern and the health effects associated with them, who is at risk, and what type of indoor environments are most impacted. The... 12/31/2007
IAQ: Building a Healthy Environment. Advises on maintaining good indoor air quality during renovations, renovating with environmentally friendly materials, and reducing and recycling construction waste. 11/30/2009
Identifying and Treating Environmental Hazards. Advises on identification, analysis, abatement, and remediation of asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold. 02/01/2008
Illinois Resource Guide for Healthy, High Performing School Buildings. Provides school administrators, school boards and community members with guidance to help make informed decisions about health and energy efficiency issues important to schools. This resource guide... 01/31/2006
Impact of Sustainable Buildings on Educational Achievements in K-12 Schools. Defines sustainable schools and its accompanying qualities of good site planning, lighting, indoor air quality, healthy building materials, acoustics, and use of renewable energy. Benefits to student... 11/24/2003
Implementing Health-Protective Features and Practices in Buildings. Chapter 1 summarizes the discussions and presentations that took place during the course of the workshop. Chapters 2 through 6 summarize the formal presentations given, which include reviews of... 12/31/2004
Improved Academic Performance. Student Health and Academic Performance: Using Research to Make the Case for Comprehensive IAQ Management in Schools. Provides links to research reports that link key environmental factors to health outcomes and students' ability to perform. Includes the latest scientific data on indoor environmental quality,... 12/31/2011
Improved Health After Intervention in a School with Moisture Problems. In a school with floor moisture problems, the personnel had complaints consistent with the sick-building syndrome (SBS). Interventive measures including the laying of a ventilated floor were... 02/29/2000
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.2d Final CFD Analysis and Documentation Report. Presents conclusions from computational flow dynamics analysis of various classrooms in this California research into displacement ventilation in schools: 1) Sufficient cooling and thermal comfort... 06/15/2004
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.5c Final Outline Specification and Schematic Design Report. Summarizes a general HVAC load calculation for a hypothetical single-level classroom building in coastal Southern California, and an identical building in Sacramento, including accommodations for... 07/28/2005
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.8b Final Equipment List and Performance Specification. Documents the requirements for new products designed specifically for thermal displacement ventilation (TDV), with the objective of identifying new products for TDV that are not currently available.... 07/28/2005