Utilizing RenewAire ERVs, Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut overcame serious challenges prior to opening this fall. Chief among those were countering the lack of ventilation during the pandemic and reducing ventilation energy costs during harsh northeast winters.
RST Thermal and Air Equipment, LLC of Connecticut helped design, install and commission RenewAire ERVs to enhance IAQ and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Subsequently, the students, teachers and staff at the school are now enjoying increased ventilation that provides a safer and healthier environment.
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) negatively impacts our health, businesses, schools, and homes. Ventilating with a cost-effective and energy-efficient ERV is the first step to better IAQ.
Indoor air contaminants consist of an array of internally generated toxins, chemicals, vapors, gases, particles, virus contaminated aerosols, and odors that cause deficient IAQ.
The EPA found that indoor air is 2-5 times – and occasionally 100+ times – more polluted than outdoor air.
On average, people spend about 90% of their time indoors, with the elderly spending 95%.
Due to its adverse effects, deficient IAQ was named a top-five environmental health risk by the EPA.