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Master Class Webinar on Selecting the Right Materials to Improve IAQ in Schools

Living in a Material World: Selecting the Right Materials to Improve IAQ in Schools

Recorded on: Thursday, July 16, 2015

After you view the webinar, please complete the webinar evaluation to help us understand your IAQ knowledge and steps you want to take to assist your district with managing IAQ comprehensively. Once you submit the evaluation, you can download a certificate of completion for this webinar.

To receive your certificate:

  • You will receive the evaluation link for this webinar via email (From:
  • Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you will have access to your completion certificate.
  • If you have technical difficulties, please send an email to

Register to view the webinar


  • Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division
  • David A. Stubbs II, President, Cultural-Shift
  • Marilyn Black, Ph.D., Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor, UL
  • John Sumlin, National Sales Vice President, Education Markets, Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett Company
  • Chris Petty, Director of Plant Operations, Clovis Unified School District, CA.

What you will learn:

  • How to explain why the selection and use of low-toxicity and low-emitting materials can improve IAQ and health outcomes among students and staff and reduce construction and operating costs.
  • How to develop low-emitting products purchasing and use policies in your school or school district and create a management plan to ensure effective communication between custodial and facilities staff, teachers, and students regarding the use of approved materials.
  • How to base materials selection on product rating systems (e.g., ENERGY STAR®, EPA’s Safer Choice, Green Seal, or UL’s GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO®).
  • How to create and maintain an inventory of purchased products, as well as their associated storage, chemical information, and emergency procedures.
  • How to identify the types of materials that should be reviewed and considered, along with the associated pollutants that can adversely affect health and indoor air quality.
  • How to replicate strategies of a model school district that used the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance to develop a comprehensive IAQ management program that emphasizes smart material selection.