Effects of School Indoor Environmental Quality

High performing schools with quiet, properly ventilated classrooms and healthy air provide teachers and students the physical environments that promote learning. This white paper explores the effects of indoor environmental quality in schools and some of the solutions and technology being implemented to improve it.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Taco Comfort Solutions




Variable Refrigerant Flow: A Versatile HVAC Solution for K-12 Educational Facilities

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), an HVAC technology, is a great solution for almost any K-12 educational facility. It responds to each of this application’s specific challenges, offering industry-leading efficiencies, integration with ventilation systems, advanced filtration systems, whisper-quiet operation and more.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating




VRF is an Integral Component in Reaching Community College’s Sustainability Goals

The new Galileo’s Pavilion at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas is a true showcase of sustainability and earned LEED® Platinum certification. See how our VRF contributed.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


See More »

FEATURES


LG HVAC solution maintains architectural integrity of Iowa school

System serves special needs students in historic structure

Junior high achieves national first with innovative HVAC design

Clark County (Ky.) Public Schools has improved upon its chilled beam energy-saving model with the recent HVAC retrofit of a 43-year-old school building.

PeeWee toilet offers high efficiency in a small package

The new model offers a 1.28 gallons per flush/4.8 liters per flush high-efficiency option replacing its previous 1.6 gpf/6.0 lpf model.

$46 billion gap exists in school building funds, report says

"State of Our Schools" indicates that deficit prevents upkeep of most K-12 facilities, potentially impacting student learning and health.

Half of U.S. schools suffer from poor indoor air quality

Although it is commonly known that poor indoor air quality can cause major health issues such as asthma and lung cancer, it is a less known fact that it can degrade productivity, the ability to concentrate, energy levels, and even mood.

Daylighting improves light, life inside buildings

An integrated daylighting approach to commercial spaces cuts energy costs and improves productivity.

High-tech ventilators improve indoor air quality (video)

As buildings become tighter, new systems bring balance between fresh and poor air.




Sensor solution helps efficiently clear kitchen exhaust (video)

Melink's Intelli-Hood being deployed in a variety of commercial spaces to clear smoke and vapors in a matter of moments.




To improve indoor air quality, some pitch soft alternative to traditional ductwork: cloth

AHR 2016 features several companies touting the benefits of fabric air distribution systems.




AHR review: Products that take building efficiency and comfort to new levels

At the 2016 AHR Expo, 60,000 industry professionals and nearly 2,000 exhibitors reviewed the latest and best products in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry.

See More »

Topic Center Sponsor:




NEWS

RESEARCH CENTERS