Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
Do Indoor Environments in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Review of the Literature. Critically reviews available evidence on relationships between indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in schools and student performance. Because available evidence from schools was limited, the review... 09/30/2003
Do Indoor Pollutants and Thermal Conditions in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Critical Review of the Literature. Presents a critical review of evidence for direct associations between these aspects of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and performance or attendance. Evidence on indirect connections potentially... 12/31/2004
Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes? This review explores which facility attributes affect academic outcomes the most and in what manner and degree. The research is examined in six categories: indoor air quality, ventilation, and... 10/31/2002
Does the Indoor Air Quality in Schools Impact Student Performance? Describes the effects of common indoor pollutants on human performance and suggests programs that can improve indoor air quality in schools. 03/31/2004
Education Case Studies. Provides case studies for ten schools that variously improved indoor air quality, saved energy, and improved thermal comfort with Lennox equipment. 12/31/2009
Education, Indoor Environmental and HVAC Solutions in School Buildings - Consequences of Differences in Paradigm Shifts. Investigates educational methods, school architecture, and the choice of HVAC solutions in school buildings from different eras, to discern whether there is a connection with respect to paradigm... 12/31/2001
Effect of Building Frame and Moisture Damage on Microbiological Indoor Air Quality in School Buildings The effect of building frame and moisture damage on microbial indoor air quality was characterized in 17 wooden and 15 concrete or brick school buildings. Technical investigations to detect visible... 12/31/2002
Effect of Indoor CO2 Concentrations on Wheezing Attacks in Children. Reports on findings that in children with an asthma history, wheezing attacks were associated with indoor CO2 concentrations (p=0.01). In multivariate analysis, the indoor CO2 concentrations for... 12/31/2001
Effects of Moisture Damage Repair on Microbial Exposure and Health Effects in Schools. Reports the results of an intervention study designed to show the effects of the remediation of moisture and mold damaged school building on the student health. Microbial sampling from indoor air of... 12/31/2001
Effects of New Carpet Emissions on Indoor Air Quality and Human Health. This report reviews evidence on new carpet emissions. It compares emissions data from several studies, and describes the dominant compounds found in these emissions. The toxicity of each of these... 12/31/2000
Effects of Noise, Heat, and Indoor Lighting on Cognitive Performance and Self-Reported Affect. Reports the result of experiments that tested the effect of temperature, lighting, and noise on cognition and sense well-being in high school students. Students remembered fewer words at 27 degrees... 08/31/2001
Effects on Health-Related Symptoms of Carpet Removal and Ventilation in Eleven Schools-A Controlled Intervention Study. Reports on an intervention study was carried out in eleven Norwegian elementary schools. Three schools with poor ventilation standard, four schools with carpets, and four control schools participated... 12/31/2001
Eliminating Humidity and Condensation Problems in University Dormitories: Case Study. Presents the investigation and follow-up efforts that identified reasons and corrective measures for high humidity levels in the living areas of two Texas A&M dormitories. The paper describes how... 12/31/2002
Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality in Relocatable Classrooms. Reports the preliminary results of a study of four energy-efficient relocatable classrooms, designed and constructed to demonstrate technologies that simultaneously attempt to improve energy... 12/31/2001
Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Lessons from the Past Have Relevance for the Future. Presents an historical look at energy use and indoor air quality, from prehistoric times to the present. The introduction of air conditioning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is described,... 12/31/2005
Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Partnering to Protect Public Health. Briefly reviews the history of indoor air quality and energy conservation during the past 40 years, and how indoor air contaminants can affect human health. Issues addressed include the OAPEC oil... 12/31/2005
Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Describes how to protect and enhance school indoor air quality while improving energy efficiency. Common threats to indoor air quality are described, as is the energy cost of outdoor ventilation,... 08/31/2003
Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality in Schools 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... 07/31/2000
Envisioning Excellence. IAQ Strategies in Action. Accelerating Action to Create Healthier and Safer School Environments. Describes step-by-step actions that successful school districts have taken to build effective and enduring IAQ management programs. Includes actionable guidance, program strategy suggestions,... 12/31/2010
EPA Pushing Improved Air Quality in Schools. Discusses how, in response to the growing problem of poor air quality in schools, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new voluntary air-quality guidelines for schools. Addresses common... 04/30/2002
Facility Monitoring Requirements for Optimal Energy Efficiency. Discusses the inadequacy of demand control ventilation (DCV) in maintaining optimal indoor environmental quality. The advantages of intelligent controls with the ability to sense a variety of indoor... 10/31/2010
Filtering Out the Facts. Examines ways of determining and capturing indoor air contaminants before they circulate. Practical source capturing of dust particles via better vacuum cleaner filtration is discussed. 06/30/1997
Financing Indoor Air Quality Solutions in Schools. Proposes financing alternatives for indoor air quality improvement in situations where the budget cannot accommodate it. Energy-efficient upgrades that pay for themselves though utility savings,... 12/31/2003
Find and Prevent Legionella in Your Building Water Systems. Reviews sources of Legionella bacteria, proper maintenance of cooling towers and plumbing to prevent its infestation, and treatment of the towers if the bacteria is found. 12/31/2007
Finish Lines. Discusses gymnasium floor coatings, which are evolving toward polymers with lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in response to more stringent attention to and regulation of indoor air quality.... 07/31/2009