WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools (TfS) Program in 1995 to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through the voluntary adoption of sound IAQ management practices, according to Today''s Facility Manager.
According to the article, the IAQ TfS Awards Program was initiated to recognize schools and school districts that have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving children''s health by promoting IAQ practices.
For those schools and districts just beginning to implement IAQ management plans to those who have mature, sustainable, district-wide IAQ programs, EPA provides a series of national level awards, the article stated.
Winners of these awards will be honored at EPA''s 11th IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium to be held in January 2011 in Washington, DC, the article noted.
The deadline to apply for the competitive awards is October 8, 2010.
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