indoor air quality EPA News

  • EPA, schools to tackle indoor air quality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its 11th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2011. The meeting is bringing together school board officials, administrators, health association members, school nurses, teachers, parents, and others to take charge in protecting the indoor air environments of children in ...

  • EPA awards $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality nationwide. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors where levels of air pollution may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Indoor air pollutants, such as dust mites, can ...

  • EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will provide a combined $1.2 million in funding to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations for indoor air quality projects. The funding will support recipients’ efforts to improve indoor air quality, which will better protect the health of Americans in classrooms, communities and homes across the ...

  • EPA Awards Millions to Help Improve the Nation’s Indoor Air Quality

    EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services and products to help ensure building occupants across the country have safe air to breathe. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 4th, 2010 Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA co-sponsors Fresno indoor air quality, Asthma workshop

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest regional indoor air program and the University of Tulsa, in collaboration with Central Valley Children’s Services Network and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, co-sponsored three consecutive asthma training workshops in Fresno today for school district and Head Start administrators, school nurses, ...

  • EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. “This guidance provides common-sense solutions for improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in schools across the country,” said ...

  • Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Schools the Focus of New EPA Guidance

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. Energy management and protecting indoor air quality are both important considerations for a school’s facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. Schools can protect student and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA recognizes Maryland School districts with indoor air quality excellence awards (MD)

    “We commend the management and staff at Baltimore and Fredrick County Public School Districts for achieving these awards,” said EPA’s mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “Their efforts in ensuring healthy indoor air will help improve their students’ well-being, learning and development.” The two Maryland school districts and other awardees ...

  • EPA Awards More Than $32,000 for Clark County Schools Indoor Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it will award $32,339 to the University of Tulsa to assist the Clark County, Nev. School District develop an indoor air quality management program for their schools. With this funding, the University will help the school district develop a program consistent with the practices of the EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program. ...

  • Taiwan prepares for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) legislation.

    Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Management Act is taking effect on Nov. 23, a survey shows that more than half of regulated public venues are not prepared for nor understand the regulations, legislators said yesterday. Stipulating that owners, managers or employers of mass gathering spaces are responsible for ensuring good indoor air quality in the venues, the act was passed by ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Penicillium: A Benefit to Man, a Hindrance to Indoor Air Quality

    One of the most recognized types of fungi is Penicillium.  It is perhaps best known as the fungus, P. chrysogenum, which produces penicillin, a molecule that has saved countless lives as an antibiotic.  It is also used in the production of a number of important biotechnology produced enzymes and macromolecules.  Some species of Penicillium are used in the production ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

    Cochrane & Associates has dedicated its services to companies that work to help create healthy environments and clean indoor air quality (IAQ). Just yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a news release about Air Quality Awareness Week.  The EPA release states the following: EPA, state and local air agencies across the country are marking Air Quality Awareness Week by ...

  • Dirty Air Ducts and Indoor Air Quality Issues for Building Occupants

    Air ducts are a critical component of a building’s HVAC system. They deliver ventilation and a path for warm or cool air to provide a pleasant indoor environment for building occupants in homes, schools and commercial buildings. If air ducts become dirty and contaminated, they not only won’t operate efficiently and could be causing indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns. This ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA Research Funding Aims to Improve Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Indoor Air Quality

    Harvard College is one of only nine institutions that will share nearly $8 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency to study how climate change affects indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. The grant to Harvard will fund research looking at two cities in particular, Boston and Atlanta, to study global warmth’s effects on indoor air quality and health. The project ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues and People’s Health in Puerto Rico

    Last month, USA Today published the article, “Is your home or office affecting your health?” One of the areas of focus in the column was the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and minimizing indoor pollution. Indoor air quality was addressed from both the perspective of better health and from the business perspective of how it can increase productivity and decrease sick ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • National Healthy Schools Day Spotlights Indoor Air Quality

    Across the nation educational institutions are recognizing National Healthy Schools Day.  The important day is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Council of Educational Facility Planners – International (CEFPI).  It promotes the use of the EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools program.   According ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New PTR-MS application showcase - indoor air quality

    Volatile Organic Compouns (VOCs) are chemicals that vaporize at room temperature and many of which are known to be harmful to our health or have a bad smell. Nearly every commercial product we use emits VOCs, some of them on purpose (e.g. air fresheners) but a lot of them unintentionally (e.g. furniture like carpets or paints). Learn more about  ...

  • The Link between Indoor Air Quality & Student Performance Exposed

    With millions of students across the country getting ready for summer vacation in just a month or two, many schools will soon begin addressing maintenance, remodeling and construction activities during the break.  Many of these same schools have seen their budgets shrink as the economy has impacted school districts nationwide.   One area of particular importance is the indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaints in the Office Solved by IAQ Professionals

    Today, more people recognize the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments.  This awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased in recent years as the working public has become more educated about IAQ issues.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many ...

  • Back to School and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how indoor air quality issues can impact students and faculty in school districts across the nation.   According to the EPA, “Poor indoor air quality can impact the comfort and health of students and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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