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Enhancing Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Lessons from the Fifth Largest School District in the U.S.

Start Time:

10/30/2024 9:45:00 AM

End Time:

10/30/2024 10:45:00 AM

About this session:

Lori Olson-Arzaga, Director of Environmental Services at Clark County School District (CCSD), shares insights into their approach to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) across 386 schools. Facing unique challenges with over 300,000 students and 40,000 employees, CCSD implemented swift measures after discovering elevated CO2 levels in portable classrooms.
Their integrated approach involved modifying air conditioning units and installing smart thermostats district-wide, resulting in significant savings funded by ESSER II funds. This not only improved IAQ but also showcased the financial benefits of such initiatives. Ms. Olson-Arzaga highlights the importance of pilot programs, professional environmental services, and vendor selection for other districts seeking to improve IAQ.
CCSD's proactive stance underscores its commitment to a healthy learning environment, serving as a model for nationwide improvement in IAQ management.

1. Understanding the importance of proactive measures in identifying and addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in educational settings.
2. Exploring strategies for implementing an integrated approach to IAQ management, including modifications to ventilation systems and the deployment of smart technologies.
3. Evaluating the financial and energy-saving implications of IAQ improvement initiatives, particularly in large-scale educational institutions.
4. Analyzing the role of pilot programs, professional environmental services, and vendor selection in successful IAQ enhancement efforts, with a focus on replicability in other school districts.

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Champagne 1-2





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