Patent-pending Airotrust Building Masks™ are visible air filters that use a magnetic filter housing for easy installation.
The U.S. Green Building Council has published two guides available for download, one focused on resilient companies and communities and the other on green purchasing for healthier schools.
Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.
Infection control in schools is always a concern because of influenza and bacteria such as MRSA and C. diff, but COVID-19 presents new questions.
Due to lack of appropriate planning, funding, testing, PPE, environmental safeguards, and staff education, coalition calls for phased approach, with no in-person learning at this time.
The ESPC approach to facility retrofits is the ideal method to implement disinfection strategies in funding-strapped government and educational buildings.
New guidance on the operation of HVAC systems helps mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year.
A hasty exit from schools in the wake of COVID-19 and delays in pest management efforts made some facilities a prime target for rodents and insects.
In the state, the authorization to seek a restraining order to remove firearms from possession of an individual who is deemed a threat is now expanded to employers, coworkers, and teachers.
The North East Independent School District in San Antonio, TX has completed walking tracks at 44 elementary schools with Porous Pave Permeable Pavement.
Connecting lighting systems in educational facilities can help to light the way to safety.
The state’s investor-owned utilities, in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and other agencies, established this awards program, now in its third year.
The school year has just started, but it's never too early to plan ahead: Deep cleaning over the winter break can help create a healthy and safe learning environment.
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced recipients of the 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards in Denver this week.
The program supports active learning strategies in classrooms where teachers are already striving to implement related practices by installing furniture designed to encourage student engagement and success.
The cities’ public schools are now using compostable round plates designed by the Urban School Food Alliance in their lunchrooms, diverting 19 million polystyrene food service items from landfills.
K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.
The 2017 ZNE School Leadership Awards recognize building teams driving a new zero net energy (ZNE) standard for school environments.
Working with U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge, K-12 districts incorporate solar energy for conservation and education.
This builds upon a partnership forged in 2016 that provided for storage and delivery of bottled water to Flint schools.
January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.
The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.
More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.
Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the country.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.
All GSA member schools will now have access to cutting-edge energy and water monitoring systems as well as other advanced analytics tools and conservation technologies provided by Noveda Technologies.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.
Working with Schneider Electric, the school district, which serves over 5,100 students from kindergarten through grade 12, has seen its utility costs reduced by 15%, resulting in annual savings of close to $250,000.
Georgia-Pacific Professional donated an estimated two year supply to the city's school district.
School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.
The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.
The IEHA is making available free (plus shipping and handling) to the public the pocket guide, Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies, by Dr. David Mudarri, former EPA indoor air quality scientist.
Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.
The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.
The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.
The goal of the program is to help schools improve student-to-computer ratios and reduce their eco footprints at the same time.
Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), 11 organizations helped to remove an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools.
The children of the Cayo District receive benefits of this generosity.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of a number of groups that took part in creating a plan to reduce pest- and pesticide-related risks in all U.S. public schools by 2015.
The special project looks at issues such as why children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals and, using the government's own data and modeling software, points to schools which appear to be in toxic hot spots.