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CAL SMACNA, SMART Partner to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Jun 11, 2020

CAL SMACNA logo 361x156CAL SMACNA contractors joined with SMART Locals 104, 105 and 206 and other air quality experts in support of a “School Ventilation & Efficiency Verification” proposal that will focus on the importance of healthy indoor air quality and proper ventilation in California classrooms.

Recent studies reveal that a significant number of California’s K-12 classrooms do not have properly operating ventilation systems and an adequate supply of fresh air.  These studies show that inadequate ventilation in schools significantly reduces test scores and the ability to learn, and affects student and teacher health leading to more sick days and contributing to respiratory illness. 

Read the full article here.

Additional research and resources on improving indoor air quality in California schools is available here.