IAQ Tools for Schools
IAQ Coordinator's Guide
A Guide to Implementing an IAQ Program
- Section 1 - IAQ Tools for Schools Program and
Action Kit Overview
- Section 2 - Develop an IAQ Tools for Schools Program
- Familiarize Yourself with IAQ Issues and the IAQ Tools for Schools Program
- Commit to and Gain Support for an IAQ Program
- Select an IAQ Coordinator
- Form an IAQ Team
- Gather Information on IAQ and the School
- Distribute IAQ Checklists
- Review the Checklists
- Complete the Walkthrough
- Identify, Prioritize, and Resolve Problems
- Establish IAQ Policies and Management Plan
- Assess Results and Communicate Success
- Section 3 - Model IAQ Management Plan
- Appendix A - IAQ Coordinator's Forms
- Appendix B - Developing Indoor Air Policies
- Appendix C - Glossary and Acronyms
Any information gathered using this Action Kit is for the benefit and use of schools and school districts. EPA does not require retention or submission of any information gathered, and EPA has no regulatory or enforcement authority regarding general indoor air quality in schools. This Action Kit has been reviewed in accordance with EPA's policies. Information provides the current scientific and technical understanding of the issues presented. Following the advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all hazards that may be caused by indoor air pollution.
Mention of any trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Please note the following as you prepare to use this Action Kit:
- This Action Kit is not intended as a substitute for appropriate emergency action in a hazardous situation that may be immediately threatening to life or safety.
- Modification of building functions, equipment, or structure to remedy air quality complaints may create other indoor air quality problems and may impact life-safety systems and energy use. A thorough understanding of all the factors that interact to create indoor air quality problems can help avoid this undesirable outcome. Consult with professionals as necessary.
- In the event that medical records are used while evaluating an IAQ problem, maintain confidentiality.
This Action Kit contains public information that may be produced or modified in whole or in part without permission. If the Action Kit or its contents are reproduced or modified, EPA would appreciate knowing how it is used. Please write to: IAQ Tools for Schools Program, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Mail Code 6609J, Washington, DC 20460
For more information, see www.epa.gov/iaq
Indoor Environments Division, 6609J
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Federation of Teachers
555 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
School Business Officials
11401 North Shore Drive
Reston, VA 22090
|National Education Association
1201 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-3290
|National Parent Teachers
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3690
|American Lung Association
New York, NY 10019