Indoor Air Quality Initiative
At IHOPE Foundation, we believe that indoor air quality matters. We are proud to partner with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services which provides portable, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems to eligible Missouri K-12 schools. We understand the importance of creating a safe environment for our children and are committed to helping schools assess their indoor air quality and increase their ability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
What is an IAQ Assessment?
When assessing indoor air quality (IAQ), we use a variety of sampling methods to measure the levels of pollutants in the air. These pollutants can be airborne particles (like dust, molds, and viruses), gases, or vapors.
What are we analyzing?
What are we testing?
What is the process?
The primary parameters to measure IAQ are carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), relative humidity (RH), air temperature, and particulate matter (PM). These allow us to analyze airflow, ventilation, and the presence of hazardous substances. Through conducting these tests, we can evaluate the condition of current HVAC system components and unit ventilation systems.
Request A school IAQ Assessment*
*You must have a contract in place with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MO DHSS) prior to requesting this assessment.
For contract information, please contact Ms. Pat Simmons, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Community and Public Health at:
Pat.Simmons@health.mo.gov or 573-526-1822