New Mexico - Air Quality: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to address air quality issues in schools.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.27.30.12 Academic Classroom Space

D. Classroom temperature

  • (1) Each general and specialty classroom shall have a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system capable of maintaining a temperature between 68 and 75 degrees fahrenheit with full occupancy.
  • (2) The temperature shall be measured at a work surface in the approximate center of the classroom.

E. Classroom acoustics

  • (1) Each general and specialty classroom shall be maintainable at a sustained background sound level of less than 55 decibels.
  • (2) The sound level shall be measured at a work surface in the approximate center of the classroom.

F. Classroom air quality

  • (1) Each general, science and arts classroom shall have an HVAC system that continually moves air and is capable of maintaining a CO2 level of not more than 1,200 parts per million.
  • (2) The air quality shall be measured at a work surface in the approximate center of the classroom.
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