Mold Resources for Schools and Commercial Buildings

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Large Buildings and Mold

EPA has a number of resources available, you can start with the Indoor Air Quality Building Evaluation and Assessment Model (I-BEAM). I-BEAM updates and expands EPA's existing Building Air Quality guidance and is designed to be comprehensive state-of-the-art guidance for managing IAQ in commercial buildings. This guidance was designed to be used by building professionals and others interested in indoor air quality in commercial buildings. I-BEAM contains text, animation/visual and interactive/calculation components that can be used to perform a number of diverse tasks. See IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model.

See also "Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers".

Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality

The Agency's premier resource on this issue is the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools kit. Our schools-related resources on the web start with Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools.

The asthma companion piece for the IAQ Tools for Schools Action kit, is Managing Asthma in the School Environment. This publication has a section entitled Clean Up Mold and Moisture Control. See Managing Asthma in the School Environment.

Learn more about Mold and Indoor Air Quality in Schools

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EPA Resources:

List of Resources from Public and Private Organizations (adapted from EPA's Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings)

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State and Regional Contacts

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Media Inquiries

For press and media inquiries, refer to the list of EPA's Media contacts in EPA Newsroom

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Mold Course

If you are an environmental and/or public health professional, consider taking the Mold Course Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals. This web-only course contains information on mold prevention and remediation. It is designed primarily for environmental and public health professionals. The Mold Course has nine chapters; these chapters are further divided into smaller lessons. At the end of the course there's a voluntary knowledge test available to test your understanding of the material covered. Each chapter may be accessed at any point in the course using the menu on the right side of the page. A Mold Image Library contains mold-related images in seven categories:

  • Mold in the environment
  • Magnified mold
  • Moisture and moisture damage
  • Prevention
  • Mold in buildings
  • Finding mold and moisture
  • Cleaning and remediation

These photos may be used for presentations and educational purposes without contacting EPA.

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Mold Publications

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How to Order Publications

You can order Indoor Air Quality publications from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Phone: 1-800-490-9198
Fax: (301) 604-3408
NSCEP operates a Toll-free phone service for EPA Publication Assistance with live customer service representative assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm eastern time. Voice Mail is available after operating hours. You can fax or email your publication requests. Please use the EPA Document Number when ordering from NSCEP. For technical assistance with NSCEP web pages, write to:

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