Featured Supplemental Environmental Project
Installation of Air Filtration Systems in Schools
Since January 2017, the California Air Resources Board Supplemental Environmental Projects Program has provided funding for four SEPs focused on air pollution exposure reduction in schools, benefiting 21 schools, and approximately 10,000 students between ages of 3 and 18 years.
These SEPs consist of the installation and maintenance of high-performance air filtration systems within communities most impacted by toxic air contaminants. The projects include the installation of high-performance air filtration systems in classrooms and shared areas, collection of airflow and monitoring data after installation to verify the performance of the systems, filter replacement training for school maintenance staff and a 4 or 5 year supply of replacement filters.
With the objective to protect public health and benefit disadvantage communities, CARB will continue to promote and facilitate the implementation of air filtration SEPs through its enforcement authority and settlement program.