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In this section of SchoolFacilities.com you will find articles, case studies and reports to answer any of your indoor environmental questions. If you prefer talking directly to one of PACS IAQ experts feel free to click here or call
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AMS AMS Unveils Gen7 Line of Green Classrooms
By: Kristen Thomas - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Source: American Modular Systems
AMS’s Gen7 represents the state of the art in green classroom environments, offering a range of time-, money- and energy-saving features and providing a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, low-maintenance environment that fosters optimal learning potential.

spring-isd Design Complete for 105,000-SF, LEED-Gold Elementary School
By: Claire Bloxom - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Source: SHW Group
SHW Group designed Gloria Marshall Elementary School to meet LEED and Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria; Has already been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to receive an ENERGY STAR rating due to its energy-efficient building design

impact Ideal Impact Expands Services to Christian Schools
By: Tracy Southers - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Source: SchoolFacilities.com
Continuing its mission to generate $1 billion for Christian ministry purposes, Ideal Impact, Inc. (www.idealimpactinc.com) is now offering its energy efficiency, revenue generating solutions to private schools throughout Texas.



Book - MANAGING INDOOR AIR QUALITY, Second Edition
For the building owner, administrator or facilities manager who must deal with the realities of today's indoor environmental concerns, this outstanding, fully updated reference will serve as a practical, hands-on guide.


IAQ-STK Do-it-yourself SCHOOL Indoor Air Quality Screen Test Kit
The SCHOOL IAQ-STK™ was developed by the scientists at Pure Air Control Services and uses state-of-the-art technology to assist in the evaluation of indoor air contaminants.



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Tonganoxie District Combines Building Upgrades with Hands-On Learning Experience, Earns Award for Energy Efficiency
By: Joan Schimml - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Source: TRANE
When administrators at Tonganoxie Unified School District (USD) 464 embarked on a $2.1 million energy and infrastructure improvement effort last year, they took the project into the classroom, coupling upgrades to buildings with an energy efficiency curriculum. The recently completed infrastructure upgrades are expected to save $217,000 a year in operations, maintenance and utilities costs.

schneider Alabama Schools Make $2.9 Million Green Commitment
By: Keith Hobbs - Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Source: Schneider Electric
The Florence City Schools in Florence, Ala., are implementing $2.9 million in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at nine district buildings totaling more than 925,000 square feet. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, will complete the work as a performance contract with the district. Schneider Electric guarantees that Florence City Schools will reduce its utility costs by at least $207,000 annually when the project is completed in October 2010.

Follansbee(R) Contributes to New Jersey School’s LEED(R) Platinum Certification
By: Lauren Ban - Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Source: Follansbee Steel
A Follansbee TCS II® roof lends a combination of sustainable attributes and unique visual appeal to the newest addition to the Willow School, a K-8 private elementary school in Gladstone, NJ, which recently attained USGBC® LEED® Platinum Certification.

CKSD Central Kitsap School District Strikes it Rich with Commissioning
By: Kyle Stuart - Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Source: BetterBricks.com
The fourth grade classrooms are too warm. A motor is broken. The vice principal’s office is stuffy. A louver is stuck. What happens when problems like this crop up in most school districts? How do they impact the building’s energy use? How does it detract from the quality of the teaching and learning? Can most school districts even begin to answer these questions? At the Central Kitsap School District, the core team of facilities professionals know exactly what is going on in each school, and how it impacts utility costs district-wide. The ongoing commissioning they undertake improves the indoor environment for both students and teachers, and saves the district hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

buildingg Oklahoma School District Upgrades Facilities, Improves Efficiency
By: Keith Hobbs - Friday, April 10, 2009
Source: TAC
Luther Public Schools (LPS) in Luther, Okla., are implementing more than $800,000 in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at nine district buildings containing 110,000 square feet. TAC, the building management and energy services business of Schneider Electric, has completed the work as a performance contract with the district. TAC guarantees that the LPS will reduce its utility costs by $20,429 annually when the project is completed later this year.

draperinc A Green Building Should Be a Healthy Building
By: Terry Coffey - Saturday, March 7, 2009
Source: SchoolFacilities.com
A “green” building is not necessarily a “healthy” building. That’s according to Dr. Marilyn Black, the founder of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). GREENGUARD certifies products that meet the strictest global guidelines for low emitting materials.





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Related Links
American Cancer Society
The site has information about indoor air quality issues, especially environment.

American Lung Association
The site has information on IAQ issues related to respiratory problems.

EPA
This site has information on many IAQ issues including radon, environmental tobacco smoke, biological contaminants, carbon monoxide, organic gases, formaldehyde, pesticides, asbestos, lead, nitrogen dioxide, respirable particles, EMFs, air cleaners, asthma, and more.

National Lead Information Center
This site includes regulations and disclosure forms and document ordering capability.

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