Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
Tools for Schools Fighting IAQ Woes. Describes aspects of activity and occupancy that put schools at a greater risk for indoor air pollution. The efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to improve school indoor air quality... 12/31/2005
Tools for Schools: Filtration for Improved Air Quality. Technical Services Bulletin. This product bulletin addresses air pollution control in educational facilities to enhance educational performance, provides air quality recommendations for schools, examines the filtration needs of... 12/31/1999
Total Dust Exposure and Size Distribution of Air Borne Particles in Day- Care Centers, Schools, and Offices. Reports on a study to establish guidance values for dust and particle distribution in buildings recognized as healthy buildings. Values for total dust concentration in indoor air in day-care centres... 12/31/2001
Toxic Chemical Exposure in Schools: Our Children at Risk. Asserting that toxic chemicals can be found throughout school grounds in pesticides, building materials, school supplies, cleaning products, office equipment, and personal care products, this report... 12/31/1997
Toxic Chemical Pollution Releases and Schools. This website enables users to investigate facilities listed in the EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), number of schools within 1 mile within 5 miles of the facility, plus link to a database about the... 12/31/2008
Toxic Chemicals Outside Our Schools. Examines the impact of industrial pollution outside the nation's schools and explores how toxic chemicals shuttered one elementary school in Addyston, Ohio. Interviews with plant managers, city... 12/31/2007
True Measures Discusses filtration measurements for HVAC filters, noting the premier role of air filters in maintaining healthy indoor air, confusion within measurement techniques and standards, energy efficiency... 08/31/2010
Underfloor Air: Better Models, Better Performance. Discusses a new whole-building simulation software tool from the U.S. Dept. Of Energy that designers can use to calculate the energy use of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems and compare... 05/31/2008
Used Filters and Indoor Air Quality. Briefly describes early and recent studies indicating a negative effect of used ventilation filters on indoor air quality. Possible mechanisms responsible for the emission of pollutants from the... 02/28/2009
Ventilation Checklist and Background Information. Guides the maintenance staff in assessing HVAC products, practices, and equipment that affect indoor air quality, either positively or negatively. The checklist is used in conjunction with a... 12/31/2008
Ventilation of School Buildings (Building Bulletin 101). Provides the regulatory framework in support of the United Kingdom's building regulations for the adequate provision of ventilation in schools. These guidelines consider the design of school... 06/30/2006
Ventilation Rates and School Work Performance. Summarizes results of studies showing statistically significant student performance increases in classrooms where ventilation rates were increased. 12/31/2008
Ventilation Rates in Schools. Research shows that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in school buildings can cause a reduction in the students' performance assessed by short-term computer-based tests; whereas good air quality in... 02/29/2008
Vertical Profile Particulate Matter Measurements in a California Daycare. Reports on a study measuring the difference between children's and adults' particulate matter exposure due to differences in their respective vertical position within the room. The... 12/31/2001
Walls, Ceilings, and Learning. Discusses the role of prevention of water intrusion into the school building envelope, ceiling tile selection, and insulation in creating a healthy, quite, and comfortable learning environment. 06/30/2010
Water and Air: The Right Mix Controlling humidity in building spaces once was limited to specific areas such as computer rooms, where air that was too moist could corrode electrical contacts and air that was too dry could result... 12/31/2000
What Is Your IAQ? Profiles the Iowa State University maintenance department's attention to indoor air quality in its buildings. Automation systems, preventive maintenance, handling of complaints, and staff... 10/31/2007
What is Your IAQ? It Could Mean Your Health. Describes causes and health consequences of poor indoor air quality in schools; describes Office of Safety and Health Association and Environmental Protection Agency efforts to improve indoor air... 03/31/2002
Where Does All the Dirt Go? Discusses results from dirt retention and cleaning tests on flow-through and non flow- through carpet, indicating a wide variance in the potential for dirty conditions in school carpeting due to the... 07/31/2008
Who's Sick at School: Linking Poor School Conditions and Health Disparities for Boston's Children. A recent review of student asthma rates and environmental audits of school buildings suggests that schools with poor indoor air quality have higher-than-average rates of asthma. Many Boston Public... 12/31/2008
Why a Healthy School Matters. Describes how the Blue Valley School District of Overland Park, Kansas, uses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tools for Schools program. Their exemplary effort is described with... 12/31/2007
Window Opening Behaviour in a Naturally Ventilated School. Reports on a post occupancy assessment of a new primary school was performed over a period of over one year. Concurrent measurement of window open state, CO2 concentration, temperature, and exterior... 12/31/2009
Winning the War Against Moisture. Discusses typical moisture problems in modern buildings, often exacerbated by modern lightweight materials, and improperly specified or applied moisture barriers. Steps to be taken to prevent... 08/31/2008
Winter Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort and Acoustic Performance of Newly Built Secondary Schools in England. Previous studies have found that classrooms are often inadequately ventilated, with the resultant increased risk of negative impacts on the pupils. This paper describes a series of field measurements... 06/30/2009
Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools Program Assessment. These assessment forms are designed to help schools identify what types of healthy, safe, and environmentally sound activities are already in place and where the school can improve its efforts. The... 12/31/2007