Healthy Schools

The built environment impacts the health of students and staff.  The following resources support the development of healthy physical environments – from the safe handling of hazardous materials; to improving indoor air quality; the proper use of cleaning products and pesticides; remediating asbestos, lead, mold; and other environmental concerns.  


  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    indoor air quality

    Deep Breaths

    The EPA says improving indoor air quality can improve the performance of students and faculty 01/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    healthy indoor air quality

    Improving IAQ in Your Foodservice Environments

    Foodservice facilities have specific needs. Here are some things to think about when it comes to one of those needs: healthy indoor air quality. 04/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Indoor Air Quality

    A Review Course on Indoor Air Quality

    If you graded the indoor air in your buildings, would it pass or fail? 10/01/2017

  • Healthy Facilities

    Healthy Facilities

    The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received. 07/01/2017

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Greenest building

    A Living Building

    Hampshire College opens one of the greenest buildings in the world. 09/01/2016

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Healthy Buildings and IAQ

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Bad Water

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Pest Management

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Breathe Easy

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    What's That Smell?


Columns & Articles

  • Spotlight On Biophilic Design

    Through careful consideration of the built environment, colleges and universities can positively impact students’ well-being and performance. While improved wellness is typically associated with fitness and health centers, the inclusion of biophilic design elements across the campus can be just as influential. 05/14/2019

  • Is Your Building Ventilated Like It's 1978?

    Ensuring healthy air in your campus facilities contributes to the well being of your students and staff. Here’s how to breathe easy. 05/02/2019

  • What We Need to Know About Quat Binding

    It’s flu season. Effectively keeping the campus environment clean can help reduce the spread of the pathogens that cause the flu. 02/25/2019

  • Managing Hazardous Waste on Campus

    Colleges and universities should have plans in place at the beginning of the school year to ensure the safe management of hazardous waste. Doing so ensures the safety of both the campus and surrounding communities. 01/04/2019

  • Sanitaire EON vacuum

    Vacuum Innovation Contributes to Improved School Attendance and Test Scores

    School air quality issues can affect absenteeism and student test scores. Rigorous cleaning using machines certified with the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Gold Seal of Approval can help. 11/01/2018

  • Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

    Healthy Green Cleaning at IUPUI


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