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HFI promotes school IAQ improvement

March 07, 2011
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BOISE, ID — The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) recommends walking around schools, observing conditions, talking with staff and taking simple measurements to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), according to a press release.

The concept is featured in the one-hour presentation, "The Virtual School Walkthrough: Identifying and Solving Common Indoor Air Quality Problems" produced by the non-profit Northwest Clean Air Agency and available for viewing online or on DVD, the release noted.

"This presentation is a practical gold mine of what to look for to improve indoor air quality as you simply walk through school environments," said Allen Rathey, president of HFI.

"It embraces the principles of the International Executive Housekeepers Association''s (IEHA) Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) program targeting continuous environmental improvement through measurement involving simplified use of devices such as particle counters and carbon dioxide detectors," Rathey added.

The 58-minute presentation by Rich Prill of the Washington State University Extension Energy Program, and Dave Blake of the Northwest Clean Air Agency is aimed at promoting IAQ program development in schools nationwide, the release stated.

Click here to read the complete release.

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