The educational landscape has shifted drastically. The threat of COVID-19 exposure in the air has drawn significant attention and concern for the health and wellbeing of students, educators and staff.

As learning shifts back from virtual to in-person instruction this fall, increasing ventilation to enhance indoor air quality (IAQ) is paramount.

Increased ventilation can provide enhanced indoor air quality in schools and peace of mind for students, educators and their families. In their latest live event, RenewAire VP of Sales & Marketing Nick Agopian welcomed VEIC Senior Energy Engineer, HVAC Rachael Mascolino, and they discussed this important matter.

The two industry experts helped facility managers, administrators, educators, parents and students prepare for the impending return to the classroom and shared:

  • A foundational knowledge of how mechanical ventilation works
  • How ventilation can be used alongside filtration to decrease the risk of viral transmission
  • How energy recovery ventilation can reduce energy and HVAC costs while still enhancing IAQ
  • How ventilation and filtration improve the health and safety of everyone on a school’s campus

The event also featured a robust discussion on how climate and geography can impact ventilation strategies, as well as statistics that highlight its importance for the return to classrooms this fall and beyond.

Increased ventilation and filtration improves air quality in schools and can help mitigate COVID-19 transmission

About RenewAire:

RenewAire has been a pioneer in Energy Recovery Ventilation technologies for 40 years. Our energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) improve people’s health, cognitive function, productivity and wellbeing by enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes and buildings of every type. This is done energy-efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably via fifth-generation, static-plate, enthalpy-core ERVs and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) that reuse otherwise-wasted energy to condition incoming outdoor air.

About VEIC:

As the energy industry evolves, VEIC continues to translate input on market needs and opportunities into innovation for a new era. This work has involved big-thinking approaches that address more than traditional energy efficiency measures and reducing fossil fuel use.

VEIC is now aggressively moving the marketplace toward high-performance, efficient products, advancing transportation electrification, helping decarbonize buildings, and ensuring clean and efficient energy solutions reach all people, including low-income and disenfranchised communities.