Here are some resources and training opportunities to benefit your buildings.
EPA Launches School IAQ Assessment Mobile App
In August 2015, the EPA launched a new mobile app to assist school districts with performing indoor air quality (IAQ) facility assessments. Find additional information here.
EPA Updates Website – Pest Control
In order to assist schools in managing pests, EPA has updated its website to be more user-friendly and 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 2015
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 state-funded project receiving D4 approval after July 1, 2015. Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol 2015 (Released April 15, 2015)