Building Upgrades and Technologies to Improve your Schools’ Indoor Air Quality

March 8, 2021

How optimizing your school’s HVAC system can help address health risks.

As a school district leader, we know you’re facing numerous challenges and questions around when to reopen your school and how to do it safely. Like you, we want to put the well-being of our kids and teachers first. We’ve been serving school districts for decades. We’re here to partner with you and support you no matter where you are in this complex journey.

The CDC recently reported that “transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces.” And the World Health Organization has revised its guidance on COVID-19 modes of transmission highlighting “aerosol transmission and importance of ventilation.”

Air quality. Your ally for addressing health risks in your school.

Establish an Isolation Space

Evaluation, part of the IAQ Assessment, focusing on air changes, negative pressure and other criteria within a designated space, is the first step to creating an isolation space in line with industry recommendations.

Integrated Funding Solutions for K-12

Our team can help you navigate public funding, utility rebates, and financing options. Grant money is available through public agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and other federal, state, and local entities. Learn more

Simplify your procurement with Trane’s contract through OMNIA Partners

Trane is proud to collaborate with OMNIA Partners to provide excellent government procurement resources to help school districts (K-12) and higher education institutions to simplify your procurement process. Learn more.

How to become more air aware.

This brings the importance of indoor air quality to the forefront of the conversation as schools look at ways to address health risks. Along with implementing social distancing, utilizing PPE and disinfecting surfaces, optimizing your school’s HVAC systems can help improve the quality of the air students are breathing. And restore confidence that holistic measures are being taken to enhance air quality safety as schools reopen.

Our 100 years of expertise managing and improving indoor air quality can provide you with the science-backed information you need to leverage your school’s HVAC systems within your learning environment. An IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) assessment from Trane will provide a data driven analysis and fact-based numbers showing how well your school’s HVAC systems meet best practices in four key measures of indoor air quality.

Four key factors for improving indoor air quality.

Dilute, Exhaust, Contain, and Clean (see video below)

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