How we work
Working with our partner, LifeWings Peak Performance, the Safer Air Initiative provides guidance and expert next-steps on creating safe and healthy air in your local education agencies.
Assessment and Discovery
- Conduct a science-based assessment to evaluate three critical areas for air quality improvement: engineering, clinical and human factors
- Identify protocols to prevent the spread of viral pathogens in classrooms, shared spaces, other education sites via HVAC systems, and other modes of spread
Financial Support and Strategic Planning
- Identify the public funding available to local education agencies to support SaferAir assessments and any physical improvements that may be necessary based on review
- Provide a strategic roll-out plan and prioritized recommendations with the benefits and limitations of each option
Activation and Communication
- Implement changes to outside air filtration, building automation, air treatment, air distribution, monitoring, and capital spend
- Implement a Strategic SaferAir Public Engagement Plan to foster adoption and support of SaferAir practices in the county’s public schools
Why Pursue “Safer Air”
The goal of the “Safer Air” approach is not a return to “business as usual," but achieving “safer, healthier, and more productive use” – to enhance our facilities' performance. Studies have shown that Safer Air improves alertness, performance, productivity, and satisfaction. Through the "2021 Safer Air Initiative," LEA’s can tap the hundreds of billions of dollars in federal and state aid and assess what needs to be done structurally -- for schools to remain open and keep occupants protected.
How to sustain indoor air quality and keep schools open
Aired: June 24, 2021
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