How can I address IAQ issues in my school/district?
EPA includes in the IAQ TfS Action Kit several resources, including checklists, videos, and a Problem Solving Wheel. These resources can help you conduct an effective inspection of your building to identify problem areas that could contribute to poor IAQ. See www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/actionkit.html
The “Taking Action & Ventilation Basics,” and “IAQ TfS Walkthrough” videos illustrate strategies for making the best use of the resources in the Kit, conducting a walkthrough of your building, and maintaining the school’s HVAC system to keep it operating at peak performance.
Checklists in the Action Kit may be distributed to appropriate staff. These staff members should complete the checklists for their areas of the building (e.g., food service, classrooms, health center, administrative offices). The IAQ team should then review the completed checklists to identify potential problems and prioritize repairs.
The Problem Solving Wheel can help link health complaints with the potential sources or causes. Once a problem has been identified, proper staff should investigate the area where the problem originates.
These resources and other guidance included in the Action Kit can be used to develop an IAQ management plan, including policies and procedures, which will serve as a reference manual for how to address IAQ-related concerns in an organized manner.
- Indoor Air Quality
- Mold and Moisture
- La Calidad del Aire Interior
- IAQ Tools for Schools
- Indoor airPLUS
- Secondhand Smoke (ETS)
- IAQ Tribal Partners Program
- IAQ Design Tools for Schools
- Indoor Air Pollutants
- Air Cleaners
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- Date Created: 2/13/2007
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