Effects of School Indoor Environmental Quality

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: 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

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


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Use ICFs for safe, energy efficient schools

Use ICFs for safe, energy efficient schools

Across the country, more than 300 schools have been built using insulated concrete forms, according to the ICF Manufacturer's association.

Austin Central Library embodies distinctive design with perforated anodized aluminum

Austin Central Library embodies distinctive design with perforated anodized aluminum

The library was designed to be a gathering place for all of the citizens of Austin.

Oregon wine tasting room crushes first Living Building Certification

Oregon wine tasting room crushes first Living Building Certification

Built entirely of materials containing no toxic chemicals, the tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden has superior indoor air quality and a warm, comfortable feel year-round.

Notre Dame renovations focus on saving water

Notre Dame renovations focus on saving water

The Campus Crossroads Project was designed to place Notre Dame Stadium at the intersection of research, student life, event and hospitality space.

First public municipal building earns Living Building Challenge Certification

First public municipal building earns Living Building Challenge Certification

The Frick Environmental Center is the first Living Building in the U.S. that is municipally owned and free and open to the public.

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

The project was designed to create a campus center that builds community with an emphasis on connectivity, transparency, and engagement with Harvard Square.

Precast concrete foundations start off affordable housing project

Precast concrete foundations start off affordable housing project

The project will be open to special needs individuals, with preference given to those with Asperger’s syndrome or multiple sclerosis.

Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

1,400 solar panels will generate 40% of the building’s electrical needs.

HVAC controls keep Galapagos tortoise eggs at just the right temperature

HVAC controls keep Galapagos tortoise eggs at just the right temperature

To control sex selection it is vital to ensure that tortoise eggs are incubated at the designated temperatures.

Colleges, universities providing lessons on green, sustainable building

Colleges, universities providing lessons on green, sustainable building

Higher education taking lead in educating people about value of high-performance construction

Demand, opportunities for commercial geothermal heating up

Demand, opportunities for commercial geothermal heating up

Benefits, new financing options make solutions more popular in private sector

A look back at 2017

A look back at 2017

With 2018 upon us, this past year set the stage for further advancements in green and sustainable building

ICFs deliver energy efficiency and resiliency in commercial buildings

ICFs deliver energy efficiency and resiliency in commercial buildings

Commercial builders are seeing the advantages of building with insulated concrete forms, including faster build times and lower labor requirements.




LG HVAC solution maintains architectural integrity of Iowa school

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

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.

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