IAQ Tools for Schools
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How can your school or district make a healthy indoor environment a priority? One way is through the development of an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program — which can save money, improve health, and decrease student and staff absenteeism through simple, low-cost actions. The IAQ Tools for Schools guidance documents and resources help schools develop and sustain effective and comprehensive IAQ management programs, or other overall health and safety initiatives. The IAQ Tools for Schools guidance has been implemented successfully in tens of thousands of schools nationwide.
Providing a Framework for Success
Together, the Technical Solutions and Key Drivers give schools step-by-step actions to build effective and enduring IAQ management programs. This tremendous knowledge base was built on the accumulated learning of accomplished and award winning school IAQ management programs. This guidance helps schools — regardless of location, size, budget or condition — take action to create healthier, safer learning environments.
The Framework for Effective School IAQ Management: Key Drivers
The Key Drivers provide programmatic strategies to help you develop and sustain school environmental health and safety initiatives, including an IAQ management program. They are:
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The Framework for Effective School IAQ Management: Technical Solutions
The Technical Solutions define the most common issues that schools need to address to effectively manage IAQ risks, including:
- Moisture and Mold
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Cleaning and Maintenance
- Materials Selection
- Source Control
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The IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit
The Action Kit provides simple, easy-to-follow guidance that will help you put the Key Drivers and Technical Solutions into action in your school district.
Congratulations on taking the first step to ensuring healthy and safe learning environments for your students, teachers and staff. Effective school IAQ management programs are works in progress. Most districts put the components of success in place over time.
Effective IAQ management is a marathon, not a sprint.
- The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Approach: Providing a Framework
for Success (PDF) (3 pp., 586 K, about PDF)
This document gives an overview of the Framework for Effective School IAQ Management: Key Drivers and Technical Solutions.
- Envisioning Excellence: IAQ Strategies in Action (PDF) (12 pp.,
This document provides illustrative examples of how school districts incorporate the Framework for Effective School IAQ Management into their programs.