CEFPI and EPA Host Free IEQ Event

SAN ANTONIO — CEFPI and the EPA are offering a free one-day training session with national indoor environmental quality experts for districts interested in learning more about maintaining healthy schools.
The program, “Healthy Schools: Effectively Implementing an IEQ Management Program,” will take place on May 12 at the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. 

Welcome and closing remarks will be given by Tracy Enger, U.S.  of the EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. Others on the opening leadership panel include John K. Ramsey, of CEFPI; Richard Middleton, of NEISD; and Irene Nigaglioni, of PBK Architects.

Session topics include optimal HVAC management for improved health; the importance of controlling mold and moisture; green cleaning and maintenance; how to choose green materials and services; and chemical management and inventory. Participants are invited on a virtual walkthrough, led by school district members and Northwest Clean Air Energy, designed to prevent IEQ issues and identify and prioritize solutions to common problems.
The event is co-sponsored by CEFPI, EPA Region 6 and EPA Headquarters. Additional sponsorship includes Tandus Flooring, Greenguard Environmental Institute and the North East Independent School District.
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare and Sustainable Design Learning Unit’s as well as REFP credits will be offered at the program.
“It really focuses on how these districts can make green healthy school buildings a priority,” said Barbara Worth, director of strategic and private development at CEFPI. “They can learn from IEQ Tools for Schools national award winners.”
What: Healthy Schools: Effectively Implementing an IEQ Management Program
When: May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: North East Independent School District, San Antonio
Why: Learn from IEQ experts and collaborate with peers from neighboring districts on how to create and maintain green and healthy schools.
Cost: Free; Breakfast and lunch provided; Free parking
More Info: Stacy Murphy, EPA Region 6: 214.665.7116 or murphy.stacy@epa.gov
Barbara Worth, CEFPI: 480.391.0840 or barb@cefpi.org