This brochure offers money-saving tips to schools on improving air quality using energy performance contracts. According to the association, an estimated 70% of school buildings may have unhealthy indoor air. Energy service companies can finance energy upgrades using energy cost savings to pay for the replacement, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, controls, and lighting systems among other upgrades. Other information covered includes a description of common IAQ problems in schools, new research supporting the health benefits of improved IAQ, current estimates of reduced maintenance and property damage, and current estimate of utility cost savings, to name a few.


Washington, D.C.