Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for Schools
In the next few years, school districts will spend tens of billions of dollars constructing new school facilities, and enlarging and renovating existing schools. New schools are built every year, whether it is to keep pace with population growth, reduce overcrowding or comply with class-size reduction mandates. Thousands more schools are renovated as districts continue to upgrade deteriorating school facilities.
The information available here is presented as a tool to help school districts and facility planners design the next generation of learning environments so that the school facility will help — rather than hinder — schools in achieving their core mission of educating children.
The IAQ Design Tools for Schools guidance provides strategies for key school construction and renovation issues such as:
- Preliminary Design Phases
- Controlling Pollutants and Sources
- Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
- Moisture Control
- Renovation and Repair of Existing Schools
- Operations and Maintenance
- Portable (Relocatable) Classrooms