Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
Fire Down Below. Explores some of the problems associated with coal burning boilers in educational facilities and the extent of their use in the New York City public school system. Also highlighted are some of the... 02/08/2000
Five Clean and Green Healthy Schools Tips. Draws on the serious impact of an unhealthy building environment on children at Hastings Elementary School to make suggestions for improving existing facilities. During summer clean-up and repair,... 03/31/2007
Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Indoor Air Quality Complaints. Details advice to building managers handling indoor air quality complaints to not disrespect them, have a system to log and track them, respond promptly and seriously, train and equip the in-house... 06/30/2008
Fixing the Air in There. Describes off-gassing problems from new furnishings, particularly in residence halls, and what to specify in order to avoid them. 12/31/2004
From the Ground Up: Floorcovering Recommendations from an IAQ Consortium. Issuetrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educationaly Facility Issues. This brief describes the findings of a consortium on indoor air quality (IAQ) in educational facilities held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The objective was to determine the impact floorcoverings have... 07/31/2002
Geology and Indoor Radon in Schools of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California The purpose of this publication is to provide information about indoor radon with specific information about radon in schools of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and general... 12/31/2003
Go Green with Air Filtration Upgrades. Reviews the benefits of good air indoor quality to schools, and addresses the role of air filtration to IAQ. Lower pressure-drop filters that still clean air well are covered, as are the filter'... 03/31/2007
Going 'Green' with Hybrid HVAC. Describes hybrid HVAC systems that combine technologies to use of 100% outside air, yet return substantial energy savings. 01/31/2004
Graduating to Better IAQ One way to avoid IAQ problems is to proactively address IAQ during the school design process. Leading IAQ concerns for educational facilities include humidity control, air filtration, outside-air... 05/31/2001
Graduating to Better IAQ. Highlights the different design approaches that may be taken and the HVAC systems that result depending on the type of educational facility involved, be it an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary... 05/31/2001
Green Building Programs Focus on Indoor Air Quality for Healthier Schools. Reviews benefits of high performance green schools to occupant health, student performance, operating costs, and educational opportunity. The current mixed state of school indoor environmental... 03/31/2007
Green Doesn't Mean Non-Toxic. Discusses the discrepancy in volatile organic compound (VOCs) content in cleaning supplies, and the extent to which these compounds are emitted when the product is used. Also addressed is the... 09/30/2010
Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook. Assists with the evaluation and improvement of current school operations and maintenance practices and policies. The workbook is organized by LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M prerequisites and... 12/31/2008
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. Examines the potential of environmentally-conscious school design for improving education. This book provides an assessment of the potential human health and performance benefits of improvements in... 12/31/2006
Green, High Performance Schools. Provides an overview of the positive impacts these schools have on student learning, comprehension and test scores, improved student health, greater productivity, and improved cost-efficiency. The... 12/31/2008
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program, which establishes acceptable indoor air standards for...
Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies. Reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the United States and ten other countries. Using modeling techniques... 12/31/2008
Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors. Explains the current understanding of the relationship between mold exposure and illness, approaches to diagnosis, approaches to environmental assessment, and strategies for clinical management and... 09/29/2004
Guide to Asthma Policy for Schools Identifies strategies to help support schools as they create an asthma-friendly learning environment for students, teachers, and staff. Includes tip-sheets, webinars, and an environmental assessment... 03/31/2012
Guide to Protecting Vulnerable Students in Sick Schools. Asserting that school buildings under renovation and even newly built schools may have polluted indoor environments that cause health problems and hinder learning, this guide introduces special... 12/31/2000
Guidelines for Controlling Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Schools Environmental tobacco smoke is one of the most widespread and harmful indoor pollutants. This document offers guidelines for controlling it. The harmful effects of passive smoke and the Maryland... 12/31/1990
Guidelines for Controlling Indoor Air Quality Problems Associated with Kilns, Copiers, and Welding in Schools Guidelines for controlling indoor air quality problems associated with kilns, copiers, and welding in schools are provided in this document. Individual sections on kilns, duplicating equipment, and... 12/31/1990
Health, Energy and Productivity in Schools: Measures of Occupant Performance. Describes ongoing research with questionnaires designed to quantitatively link determine relationships between thermal, acoustic, lighting, and indoor air quality exposures to the performance of... 12/31/2001
Health, Energy and Productivity in Schools: Overview of the Research Program. Describes a research program that has been initiated to quantify the effects of simultaneous control of indoor exposures (i.e., thermal, indoor air quality or IAQ, lighting, and acoustics) on... 12/31/2001