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Frequently Asked Questions about Energy Savings Plus Health

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  • What is the purpose of the Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades?

    The Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades is a resource that equips school districts to integrate indoor air quality protections into school energy efficiency retrofits and other building upgrade projects. School districts starting the building retrofit process will be able to optimize energy efficiency upgrades without compromising occupant health.

  • As an energy manager, how should I use the guide?

    The guide provides information on key issues to consider during energy efficiency retrofits, HVAC projects and other building upgrades so that energy use and costs can be reduced while improving health. It offers information on chemical contaminants and potential health risks to watch for, as well as assessment protocols and recommended actions to ensure that energy upgrade projects promote health. The ENERGY STAR® Program also offers resources to assist with identifying and meeting energy efficiency goals.

  • What is the Energy Savings Plus Health Checklist Generator to Interactive Air Quality Planner and how can I use it?

    Use the Energy Savings Plus Health Checklist Generator to Interactive Air Quality Planner to develop a custom verification checklist, along with specific assessment protocols and recommended actions tailored to the project(s) under consideration. Having the verification checklist, assessment protocols and recommended actions before work begins will ensure cost-efficient project planning and scheduling with a focus on actions that protect or enhance indoor air quality.

  • Whom do I contact for assistance?

    If, after reviewing the Guidelines and the available resources, you still have questions, please feel free to send an email to IAQ School (iaqschools@epa.gov) with the subject line "Energy Savings Plus Health Guidelines Question" for further information.