Here are some resources and training opportunities to benefit your buildings.
EPA School IAQ Assessment Mobile App
The EPA offers a mobile app to assist school districts with performing indoor air quality (IAQ) facility assessments. Find additional information here.
EPA Website – Pest Control
In order to assist schools in managing pests, the EPA website is designed to be user-friendly and is available on multiple platforms. You will find the following areas on their site:
- About Integrated Pest Management in Schools
- Establishing Integrated Pest Management Programs
- Pests of Concern in Schools
- IPM Training and Certification
Visit their website at: www2.epa.gov/managing-pests-schools
Rodent Control and Clean Up
The Washington State Department of Health warns building staff to take precautions to prevent exposure to diseases rodents carry. Follow their tips: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Pests/Rodents
Washington Sustainable School Protocol
This document is designed to help school districts plan and implement the requirements in Chapter 39.35D RCW, High Performance Public Buildings. State-assisted school construction projects are required to meet a green building standard. Schools can use the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard. Please review this important document for post July 2015 D4 approved state-funded projects. Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (Released April 15, 2015)