The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard provides a framework facility managers can take to improve the sustainability and IAQ on their campuses.
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The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program helps facility leaders identify low-cost measures that can make a significant difference in indoor air quality and overall sustainability in the spaces they care for. Taking the free self-assessment is the first step. Here’s what early participants had to say about it.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment is a free tool available for school and university facility professionals to use to objectively assess their campus’ indoor environmental health and sustainability performance.
Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign are proposing several improvements to our Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ standard criteria. These updates are intended to clarify and consolidate standard criteria; better address differences between K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, and provide more flexibility for schools to implement measures that foster healthy indoor environments for students and staff.
The first-of-its-kind standard was designed in partnership with the K-12 and university facility directors on the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee and with input from early adopters, stakeholders, and the public. It is designed to be implemented district-wide or university-wide to ensure an organization-level commitment to standard operating procedures, resource distribution, and facility maintenance that supports the health of all students and staff, as well as the environment.
By Sara Porter The pandemic has made creating healthy school environments an urgent national priority and brought to light the serious under-investment in school facilities nationwide. But the fact is, even before the pandemic, nearly half of U.S. schools reported indoor air quality problems that put the health of students and staff at