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Webinar: Insights from the Experts: Managing Asthma in Schools with IAQ Preventive Maintenance

Recorded June 6, 2019

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.

We recommend that you download and review the Indoor Air Quality Management Value Proposition Worksheet to start the process of developing your own business case and value proposition to communicate your district’s IAQ management plan and preventative maintenance goals. 


  • Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US EPA, Indoor Environments Division, Washington, DC


  • Barbara Kaplan, National Director, Lung Health Education, American Lung Association
  • Francine Loche, Environmental Director, Philadelphia School District, Pennsylvania
  • Diane Rhodes, Assistant Director for Asthma Education, North East Independent School District, Texas

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • Utilize new tools, resources and best practices of school district mentors to reduce asthma triggersin schools through implementing a proactive approach to IAQ preventive maintenance.
  • Make the case and gain buy-in by communicating the benefits of IAQ preventive maintenance practices in schools, such as improvements in building health and asthma outcomes, a high return oninvestment, increased equipment longevity, and a reduction in unexpected and often costly repairs.
  • Develop a tailored IAQ preventive maintenance plan using a model plan and new guidance to promote healthy, reliable and efficient school buildings and create asthma-friendly schools.