Building systems in nearly one third of permanent public school buildings are in fair or poor condition, according to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education. These findings highlight the need for moderate to significant building improvements in schools across the nation. A holistic approach to indoor environmental quality and energy management for each upgrade project can help you save time and money and improve student and staff health.
The U.S. EPA’s new “Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Guidelines for School Building Upgrades Guide” (the Guide) is designed to navigate K-12 stakeholders through the retrofit process using a holistic approach that integrates indoor air quality protections into school energy efficiency retrofits without compromising occupant health.
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