Elementary school kids running into school, back view
Elementary school kids running into school, back view

Make your school an incubator for cleaner air

As schools prepare to bring students back full time, the role of indoor air quality (IAQ) is more critical than ever

A safer school starts with a plan

The CDC advises that better indoor air quality (IAQ) can help schools reopen. With the right plan, your building can clean its air automatically and track data to show parents, teachers and schoolboards that it’s measurably safer to bring students back for 100% in-person learning.

We consult with you at no cost to measure your indoor air quality and other factors that could affect the health of people in your building.
We provide a detailed report of your building health, with analysis and recommendations to meet your safety needs and regulatory guidelines.
We present a plan to cost-effectively integrate the capabilities to know your school is safer, show it’s safer and keep it safer as needs change.

Let’s bring students back

Schedule your indoor air quality assessment today 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is cleaning the air enough?

According to studies and guidelines from the CDC, EPA and ASHRAE, proper ventilation and filtration are effective ways to reduce or remove unwanted particles including pathogens, pollutants and other irritants, so we typically recommend cleaner air as a critical, cost-effective first step to a healthier building.

However, our Healthy Buildings platform offers numerous ways to help you manage a complete safety protocol, all based on the same integrated capabilities our customers have always trusted.

For instance, UV-C surface cleaning provides a safe, fast, and effective way to clean spaces between uses. And smart video analytics can help you prescreen body temperatures and detect proper mask usage at entrances, as well as monitor social distancing and support touchless access or contact tracing. 

How do we know if or when our school is actually safer?

As part of our initial assessment, we establish a quantitative baseline for your building’s health. Then we integrate your HVAC system with sensors to monitor air quality and other factors. This is tracked in real time on your Healthy Buildings dashboard as your “Healthy Buildings Score.”

How do we reassure parents and teachers that it’s safe to return in person?

Provide real-time safety data. Your Healthy Buildings dashboard includes public views that can be shared on your website and shown on screens at school. Your Healthy Buildings Score lets parents and staff see the health of your facilities any time – for instance, in the morning before leaving for school. 

That also provides an opportunity to share updates on changing conditions, plans and progress, and additional measures that people can take.

How difficult is it to comply with safety guidelines and regulations? How do we prove it?

By integrating your HVAC system with IAQ sensors, it can detect contaminants to clean the air automatically. We can also integrate other types of building systems with sensors to help automatically monitor and protect your school.

This integration of building systems and sensors gives you the data you need to demonstrate compliance, with easy reporting from your Healthy Buildings dashboard.

How difficult will this be to operate and maintain? Do we have to replace a lot of equipment?

We do not do “rip-and-replace.” We use and integrate as much of your current infrastructure as possible to retain familiarity and keep costs down.

First, we’ll help you determine whether your HVAC equipment needs upgrades or just integration and adjustment. From there, any upgrades are designed to fit your needs and processes, including ease of use and ease of maintenance.

Can we afford upgrades and sustain the ongoing costs? How do we apply for federal funding?

The CARES and CRRSA bills have designated more than $100B for a relief fund known as the “Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund” (ESSER), which is specifically for K–12 school districts.

Our funding experts can help you secure ESSER funds, as well as other types of financing for your improvements. Learn more.