Biden-Harris Administration issues Clean Air in Buildings Challenge alongside EPA

March 23, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration issued it’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge as part of the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The goal of the challenge is to support building owner/operators, schools, colleges/universities, and other large-scale organizations to improve ventilation and indoor air quality and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The 4 key areas for action include:

  1. Create a clean indoor air action plan
  2. Optimize fresh air ventilation
  3. Enhance air filtration and cleaning
  4. Conduct community engagement, communication, and education


On March 17, the Biden-Harris Administration, alongside EPA, issued a press release stating, “infectious diseases like COVID-19 can spread through the inhalation of airborne particles and aerosols. In addition to other layered prevention strategies like vaccination, actions to improve ventilation, filtration and other proven air cleaning strategies can reduce the risk of exposure to particles, aerosols, and other contaminants, and improve indoor air quality and the health of building occupants.” Following this statement, EPA identified four key areas for action outlined above for building owners and operators to begin implementing.

How can TSG help

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for air-treating devices, and consumer awareness of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has grown exponentially. The Biden-Harris Administration’s preparedness initiative and EPA’s Challenge further encourages the development of devices intended to improve indoor air quality. Looking to get ahead of the curve? TSG Consulting is well positioned to handle both EPA and FDA regulatory challenges. Depending on the function of your device and varying market claims, we can help determine which regulatory path, whether it be a pesticide device or medical device, is best for your company. Interested in learning more about the White House’s Air Quality Challenge and the different avenues to market?

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