Webcast series addresses misconceptions about air quality in schools

Published on: 
16 Nov 2020
Author: 
Anisa Heming

Making the right decisions about air quality for school staff and students is important these days, as we respond to COVID-19. How do we make those decisions when differing opinions—and sometimes, complete myths—circulate widely? To share the relevant facts, we’re offering a special webcast series for schools professionals on indoor air quality.

Have you heard a claim about air filters that you think may be false? Are you confident in your understanding of how air comes in or out of an open window? Did yet another salesperson call you to tout their silver bullet for COVID-19, and you weren’t sure what to believe?

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has been tracking the most pervasive myths going around about specific air quality concerns, and we’ve joined the LEED development team in addressing them for school staff and those who work alongside them. We’ll host three fast-paced and highly targeted mythbusting sessions about air quality in schools, featuring experts from our USGBC community, in November and December.

These clear, practical webcasts will go one by one through the most common misconceptions we've heard in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing the scientific principles and research that can help clear up confusion. Attend yourself, or pass the word along to school stakeholders in your community, to help them make critical decisions during this difficult time.

Webcast series

Mythbusting: Natural Ventilation in Schools

Thursday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. ET

Learn more about the panelists and register to attend.

Mythbusting: Filtration and Air Cleaning in Schools

Thursday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. ET

Learn more about the panelists and register to attend.

Mythbusting: Verifying Ventilation in Schools

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. ET

Learn more about the panelists and register to attend.

Register for the first webcast