The EPA offers a mobile app to assist school districts with performing indoor air quality (IAQ) facility assessments.
DOWNLOAD: To install the app on your Apple smart device, visit the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. Access the How to Get Started section to review the set-up options, intent and capabilities of the app. You can also download a short reference guide that walks you through the technical aspects of organizing your checklists in Excel.
ASSESS: Conduct a walkthrough of your school buildings using a set of easy-to-follow checklists — all you need is an Internet connection. Then, submit your completed checklists via email to a designated IAQ coordinator for review and follow-up action. You can also attach photos and detailed notes about the assessed area in your completed checklist submission.
DISCOVER: The completed checklists will identify IAQ concerns and validate good IAQ practices already in place. Checklists are provided to your designated IAQ Coordinator with recommended action steps generated by the app to address identified IAQ problems. Recommendations are based on the Framework for Effective IAQ Management for comprehensively addressing IAQ.
LEARN MORE: The mobile app includes other valuable resources from the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, such as information on radon and asthma management in schools, as well as, EPA’s newest guidance – Protecting IAQ During School Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects with Energy Savings Plus Health Guidelines, which integrates IAQ protections into school energy retrofits and other building projects.
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