The Minnesota legislature has approved a landmark bill that funds a pilot program for monitoring IAQ in several Minnesota schools. On Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill, one that includes $300,000 for the “Continuous Indoor Air Quality Monitoring in Schools” project.
“This is the first time in U.S. history that public money has been spent on continuous, real-time IAQ monitoring in public schools,” said Bryan Reichel, president and CEO PureChoice, the company that developed the monitoring technology. “The IAQ monitoring industry has just come of age.”