This collaborative study underscores the importance of providing technical guidance and practical implementation strategies for improving IAQ in schools.
Improvements including solar photovoltaic arrays, updated controls, LED lighting retrofits and water conservation solutions will reduce usage by approximately 30%.
Schools in four communities in the western U.S. will receive technical assistance through a new demonstration program, Schools as Community Cleaner Air and Cooling Centers.
The Happy Hands dispenser design contest encourages K-12 students to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser to promote the importance of handwashing and sanitizing.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 50 percent of U.S. school buildings reported having issues with IAQ.
Upgrades and modifications to enhance IAQ are critical, and funding from COVID-19 relief bills can help school facilities teams make them happen.
Findings show majority of schools have acted during the pandemic to address indoor air quality, while citing outdated infrastructure and high costs as key challenges.
The K-12 public school district found a safe, reliable, expandable, energy saving power solution in Digital Electricity™ technology from VoltServer.
Indoor air quality, ventilation and filtration verification, and infection control program helps enhance student, teacher, and staff safety.
Massachusetts is top state for LEED followed by Washington, Illinois; California ranks #1 for LEED green building professionals, according to USGBC.
Guidance for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms, while avoiding increased energy use, is now available from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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.