INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) SENSOR DASHBOARD
As one component of our work to ensure we follow federal, state, and city recommendations on indoor air quality and ventilation in our buildings, Boston Public Schools has installed Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sensors in all classrooms in schools. The sensors report information in real-time on key measures of air quality. The data is used to direct changes to the set-up in each classroom and note any additional work that needs to be done to reach optimal air quality and ventilation.
Indoor Air Quality sensors have been installed in all BPS classrooms, Nurse’s Offices, and Main Offices, with a roof-top unit installed in every school building to measure outdoor air as a baseline per location.
Each sensor will record the following IAQ measures:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Airborne particulates - Total (PM10)
- Airborne Particulates - Respirable (PM2.5)
- Temperature (T)
- Relative Humidity (RH%)
BPS has adopted IAQ standards following federal, state, and city recommendations on indoor air quality and ventilation in schools. The BPS Facilities Management team will continue to take action based on those standards.
Details on the standards and response actions, and strategies for achieving optimal ventilation in classrooms, can be viewed in the BPS Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Response Action Plan.