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.  

Features

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    indoor air quality on campus

    Healthy Buildings and IAQ

    Facilities managers must often consider green options for dealing with common indoor hazards and contaminants, including mold, asbestos, lead, pests and more. 09/01/2016

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Greenest building

    A Living Building

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

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds
    campus water crisis

    Bad Water

    The water crisis in Flint, MI, has many colleges and universities taking a critical look at their water supplies. What are schools in Flint and around North America doing to ensure their drinking water is safe? 04/01/2016

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds
    Pest Management

    Pest Management

    Keeping unwanted residents off your campus is an integral part of maintaining healthy and safe college facilities. 04/01/2016

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Environmental Health and Safety

    Breathe Easy

    Remediating mold, overseeing the disposal of hazardous materials, responding to IAQ concerns, maintaining laboratory safety — Environmental Health and Safety managers stay abreast of it all via best practices and risk assessments. 09/01/2015

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    What's That Smell?

    05/01/2015
  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Water World

    05/01/2015
  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Healthy Campus, Healthy Community

    03/01/2015
  • An Eye On the Horizon

    01/01/2015
  • The Building Envelope: A Guide To Determining Problems

    11/01/2014

Webinars

  • Impact on Learning

    Find out about the current research and trends affecting facilities and design and specific solutions that can impact the educational environment.

  • Impact On Learning

    Find out about the current research and trends affecting facilities and design and specific solutions that can impact the educational environment.

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