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Co-sponsored and jointly organized by CEFPI, EPA Region 6 and
EPA Headquarters

EPA

Healthy Schools: Effectively Implementing an IEQ Management Program
May 12, 2011 – 9am-5pm

Agenda

2011 CEFPI-EPA IEQ Attendees List

8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA HQ, Indoor Environments Division
Dr. Richard Middleton, North East Independent School District

Welcome! PDF 477 KB

9:15am – 10:45am Creating Green and Healthy Schools – The What, The Why and The How
Learn why green and healthy schools are important to all students, teachers and staff and how school districts throughout the country and Southwest have built sustainable, effective, green and healthy schools practices over time. After hearing how award-winning schools made IEQ a priority, participants will learn how they can apply proven and successful strategies to their own districts.

Creating Green and Healthy Schools – The What, The Why PDF 202 KB
Creating Green and Healthy Schools – The How PDF 926 KB

Opening Leadership Panel
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, HQ
John K, Ramsey, CAE, Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Dr. Richard Middleton, North East Independent School District
Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, REFP, PBK Architects
Steve Vargo, Associate Division Director, U.S. EPA Region 6

Overview of the Framework for Effective IEQ Management Programs
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA
Dr. Richard Middleton, North East Independent School District
Ron Clary, North East Independent School District
Diane Rhodes, North East Independent School District
Arnold Anderson, Katy Independent School District
Frank DiNella, Keller Independent School District
Victor Melton, Carrollton-Farmer's Branch Independent School District

The Framework in Action PDF 212 KB

10:45am – 11:45am Making the Case: Funding and Buy-in
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, HQ
Arnold Anderson, Katy Independent School District
Frank DiNella, Keller Independent School District
Victor Melton, Carrollton-Farmer's Branch Independent School District
Dr. Brian Gottardy, North East Independent School District

Helping decision makers to see the importance of IEQ initiatives and how creating a well-developed plan is vital for long-term success. Participants will learn how to build the case for green and healthy schools and gain buy-in from school and district administrators, teachers and others in the school community.

Making the Case: Funding and Buy-in PDF 503 KB

11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
Douglas MacArthur High School Fine Arts Program – String Quartet
12:45pm – 1:45pm Virtual Walkthrough
Dave Blake, Northwest Clean Air Agency
Gerald Lamping, North East Independent School District
Peggy Caruso, Katy Independent School District

Conducting school walkthroughs is an important way to keep a pulse on current conditions of school buildings. Participants will learn how to conduct a facility walkthrough designed to prevent IEQ issues and identify and prioritize solutions to common problems.

Virtual Walkthrough PDF 435 KB
IEQ Assessments and School Walkthroughs PDF 385 KB

1:45pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions I
Bring your questions for these informative and interactive sessions.
  • Fresh Air: Optimal HVAC Management for Improved Health
    Ian Hadden, Fanning Howey

    Proper ventilation is a key component in providing a healthy learning and working environment. This session will highlight the importance of proper design, commissioning, maintenance and operation of school HVAC equipment. Participants will learn about innovative tools and technologies available for school facility managers and operations and maintenance staff.

    Fresh Air! Optimal HVAC Management for Improved Health PDF 1.03 MB

  • Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
    Todd Spore, Roof Consulting Division, PBK Architects
    Peggy Caruso, Katy Independent School District

    Controlling moisture and mold in school buildings is essential when creating a healthy school environment. Participants will learn the myths and truths about mold, when mold testing is necessary and when it's not, and practical solutions for mold prevention and management.

    Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools PDF 1.87 MB
    Double Trouble: Mold & Moisture PDF 2.13 MB

  • Green Cleaning and Maintenance
    Rock Whitney, North East Independent School District
    Joseph Koch, Buckeye International, Inc.

    Green cleaning programs can help save money and time, while having less of an effect on building occupants compared to traditional cleaning methods. Participants will learn the key aspects of a green cleaning program, including environmentally preferable purchasing, training, policy recommendations and public awareness initiatives.

    Green Cleaning Products & Practices PDF 6.37 MB

  • Smart Materials Selection
    Mark Rossolo, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

    Choosing the appropriate products and materials is critical in designing and furnishing high performance schools. Usually the most effective way to improve IEQ is to choose materials that emit no or low levels of pollutants or irritants. Participants will learn effective strategies for choosing green materials and services that contribute to healthy IEQ in schools.

    Breathe Easy: Smarter Product Choices for Better IAQ PDF 1.03 MB

  • Source Control and Integrated Pest Management
    Stacy Murphy, U.S. EPA Region 6
    Dr. Homer Emery, Bexar County Local Emergency Planning Committee
    Victor Melton, Carrollton-Farmer's Branch Independent School District

    One of the most effective ways to improve IEQ is to eliminate individual sources of pollution or to reduce their emissions. Participants will learn how to develop a successful chemical management and inventory plan to ensure that all schools are free from unnecessary hazards, as well as the fundamentals of integrated pest management (IPM) practices.

    Sustainable Chemical Management in Schools PDF 523 KB
    The Indoor Environment: A TEAMS Approach to IPM PDF 73 KB

2:45pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Sessions II (Sessions Repeat)
3:45pm – 4:30pm World Café Open Space
Get ready to put what you have learned into action. Participants will use this time to engage in small group discussions with the concurrent session speakers.

World Café Open Space PDF 177 KB

4:30pm – 5:00pm Leaving in Action
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division

Building on all of the learning and insight gained throughout the day, attendees will develop individual or team action plans to take back to their school districts.

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