Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
HVAC and the Environment. Describes how properly designed HVAC systems improve indoor air quality by regulating humidity, removing pollutants, and mixing in fresh air. 01/31/2004
HVAC System Automatic Controls and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Fans, motors, coils, and other control components enable a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to function smoothly. An explanation of these control components and how they make... 12/31/1995
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 Analysis: Updating the Arsenal. Ensuring a healthy indoor environment calls for understanding the issues, as well as the technology and tools to diagnose and address them. This article discusses particulates, volatiles,... 10/31/2005
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 and the Older Facility Attention to key HVAC components can help managers improve the indoor environment in aging facilities. This discusses air handlers, filtration equipment, and cooling towers. 12/31/2003
IAQ Tools for Schools 2002 Award Winners. A description of the 2002 Excellence Awards and 2002 Special Achievement Awards for schools around the country that have adopted programs to improve indoor air quality in their buildings. The schools... 12/31/2001
IAQ Tools for Schools: Managing Asthma in the School Environment. This manual provides tips on improving indoor air quality within the school environment by removing the elements that trigger asthma attacks in children, and presents a list of organizations where... 03/31/2000
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
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
Impacts of Building Dampness on Indoor Air Quality. Discusses the effect of indoor humidity on mold, bacteria, and house dust mites. Thirteen recent studies are summarized. 12/31/2008
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 Air Quality and Energy Efficiency with Displacement Ventilation. Explains the function and deficiencies of current traditional school HVAC systems that mix air, comparing these to displacement ventilation and underfloor air distribution (UFAD), which avoids many... 12/31/2002
Improved Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality for Relocatable Classrooms. Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technologies Division teamed with stakeholders including a manufacturer of relocatables, and school districts to... 12/31/2010
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 Energy Performance of School Buildings While Ensuring Indoor Air Quality Ventilation. The paper deals with the energy performance, energy classification and rating and the global environmental quality of school buildings. A new energy classification technique based on intelligent... 09/01/2007
Improving IAQ Via Air Filtration. Provides tips on using air filtration to control indoor air quality in educational facilities, including dedicated spaces with unique air quality conditions such as in libraries, museums and archival... 02/28/1999
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Training Program. Presents a European outlook on school indoor air quality, with special attention to procedures an substances used to clean schools. 12/31/2002
Improving Indoor Air Quality in St. Cloud Schools. Describes how the St. Cloud Area School District (Minnesota), using Tools for Schools provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, managed the improvement of their school building indoor air... 06/30/2000
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
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D2.2B Classroom Prototypes Developed Draft Report. Discusses the full-scale mockup classrooms developed to determine the supply airflow and supply air temperature conditions necessary to meet classroom cooling loads and maintain thermal comfort in... 12/04/2003