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.  


  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    indoor air quality

    Deep Breaths

    The EPA says improving indoor air quality can improve the performance of students and faculty 01/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    healthy indoor air quality

    Improving IAQ in Your Foodservice Environments

    Foodservice facilities have specific needs. Here are some things to think about when it comes to one of those needs: healthy indoor air quality. 04/01/2018

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    Indoor Air Quality

    A Review Course on Indoor Air Quality

    If you graded the indoor air in your buildings, would it pass or fail? 10/01/2017

  • Healthy Facilities

    Healthy Facilities

    The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received. 07/01/2017

  • 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)

    A Living Building

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Bad Water

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    Pest Management

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Breathe Easy

  • Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

    What's That Smell?



  • Achieving a 4.0 for Sustainability in Higher Education

    This course will assert different sustainable techniques that apply to design and architecture in education spaces, as well as highlight major green building certification platforms that are creating specific paths for buildings to achieve their optimum potential.

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