Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

The EPA offers the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Action Kit

IAQ TfS Action Kit shows schools how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little- or no-cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff. The Kit provides best practices, industry guidelines, sample policies, and a sample IAQ management plan. The voluntary guidance can save schools time and money so that resources can be directed toward educating children. The IAQ TfS Action Kit is co-sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, National Education Association, Association of School Business Officials, American Federation of Teachers, and the American Lung Association.
The IAQ TfS Action Kit has many useful components to help schools and school districts design and implement their IAQ programs. These items include a Fact Sheet on How to Implement the Kit District-Wide*, Road Map*, Coordinator’s Guide, Reference Guide, IAQ Backgrounder, summary of the Awards Program, IAQ Problem Solving Wheel*, Managing Asthma in the School Environment*, and two videos*.

The Kit also includes checklists and backgrounders designed for different school personnel to use to ensure a complete assessment of the school’s IAQ. PDF versions are available for most items, and schools can also download and modify the various checklists as MS Word documents. Schools can identify problems by using the checklists and conducting building walkthroughs as demonstrated in the IAQ Tools for Schools Walkthrough Video: Four Schools Making A Difference.

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