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Austrian School Conducting Study to Confirm Effectiveness of New Air Filter Technology that Makes it Safer for Kids to Return to School

As schools, parents, and local governments weigh the decision to bring students back to school, a municipality 30 miles southwest of the capital city of Vienna in Austria, is field-testing an air filtration technology that could help schools reopen around the world. The Mayor of Hainfeld and a school principal have turned to Dexwet, a private air filter technology company, to help improve air quality in classrooms by removing airborne pathogens, making it safer for… Read More

New Research Finds Varying Levels of Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Classrooms

New research from the University of Colorado Boulder found that classrooms in K-12 schools may have variability in ventilation and air changes per hour (the air in a defined space that is replaced each hour), with 60% of the classrooms studied below the recommended ventilation levels. The study, which was sponsored by Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), supports the case for indoor air quality improvement in classrooms to further protect the health of those inside. Read More

Austin Independent School District Teams Up with Trane to Assess Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Trane® – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – and Austin Independent School District (ISD) are teaming up to assess and improve the quality of indoor air in the school district. L. C. Anderson High School, in Austin is part of the Austin Independent School District. Indoor air quality has long been a critical part of healthy, effective learning environments, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) play a critical role… Read More

Modine Delivers Cutting-Edge IAQ Technology Upgrade for School Products

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has announced a state-of-the-art technology upgrade for the company’s major school projects that ensures high-quality indoor air quality (IAQ) for students returning to in-person classes following pandemic-related closures. Modine has partnered with Global Plasma Solutions® to deploy a patented, auto-cleaning, needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI™) technology that combats airborne pathogens and particulates to provide a safer and healthier classroom environment. “Indoor air quality… Read More

Alvord Unified School District to Install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean Units to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality as Schools Prepare to Reopen

Carrier today announced that California’s Alvord Unified School District will install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ 1,500 cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 23 schools. To help ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff as they return to campuses in Riverside County, California, the school district worked with Climatec, LLC, a building solutions consultant, to select OptiClean as the preferred solution to enhance indoor… Read More

ASHRAE Introduces Updated Reopening Guide for Schools and Universities

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of HVAC systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year. The 41-page Presentation includes convenient checklists to prepare educational buildings to resume occupancy such as starting up HVAC systems as well as checks and verifications to maintain during the academic school year. The guidance is meant to provide practical information… Read More
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