GBC Unit 6 - Indoor Environmental Quality

Students explore issues related to indoor environmental quality in buildings. They examine the areas of air quality, acoustics, and lighting and learn why buildings can become “sick.” Then, they learn how buildings breathe and what sustainable strategies, technologies, and policies exist for improving indoor environmental quality. The hands-on audit invites students to assess the school’s indoor air, light, and sound quality. They start first with their own classroom, and then apply their process to evaluate large communal areas around the school.