Indoor Air Quality in Schools | K-12 Education

Designing for Resiliency in Schools

Reassure students and staff with sustainable building products that improve indoor environmental quality.

Make The Grade With Your School Building

The health of your education facility directly impacts the performance of your students. Indoor air quality (IAQ), acoustics, light, temperature, aesthetics, sustainable materials and other factors all play a role in how well students perform and feel in the classroom.

Studies show the need for optimal indoor environmental quality in the classroom. For instance, for every 10 dB noise increase, math test scores decrease by over 5 points. Other findings prove that poor lighting directly effects students sleep, concentration and well-being.

By creating healthy indoor environments, we can keep students and staff in schools. We’ve been helping to create the optimal learning environments for decades by offering healthy, sustainable building materials.

Explore products that can clean the air, improve acoustics, and improve light reflectance.

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Indoor Environmental Quality in Education

Time Well Spent*

By the time children graduate from high school, they will have spent an estimated 15,600 hours in school

Need For Cleaner Air

Students miss 14 million school days per year due to poor air quality and indoor pollutants

Improving Infrastructure**

54% of public school districts need to update or replace multiple building systems or features in their schools



Find A Healthy Solution

Case Study

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Panther Valley Elementary School evaluated the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) with AWAIR sensors throughout the school – measuring temperature, humidity, CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM2.5), noise, and light. After identifying air quality, light and acoustic level concerns, the facility manager renovated the nurses station and a classroom to improve the IEQ with Armstrong Ceiling Solutions.

Project: Panther Valley Elementary School

Location: Nesquehoning, PA

Products: STRATACLEAN IQ Air Filtration System

VIDASHIELD UV24 Air Purification System



* Source: Harvard Healthy Buildings Program
** Source: Government Accountability Office 2020