Proper Ventilation in Schools
Ventilation influences air quality, energy efficiency, controls odor, dilutes gases, and aids in preventing the spread of respiratory diseases. For these reasons and more, ventilation is the most important component of HVAC systems in schools and educational facilities.
In the ASHRAE handbook – HVAC Applications, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers recommends that design considerations for education facilities must take into account that schools operate and function year-round.
Although code requirements change frequently, but the International Building Code (IBC) has been adopted in 41 states since 2004 and is the most used code. Based on occupancy of the space and the occupancy used, the IBC gives data to determine the minimum outdoor airflow rate.
How to Control Outside Air
When mold and other related issues strike, codes are created to prevent these problems. The two most common mechanical systems used in schools are Unit ventilators and Central, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. Both types serve the same functions, but a unit ventilator serves a single room while a HVAC system performs in multiple rooms, up to entire wings of a building.
Proper use of air filters can aid in supplying clean air into your school. Air Filters are key in filtering out allergens to help children with asthma and other respiratory related illnesses as well as keeping out other air pathogens that could be potentially harmful.
Proper use of these filters are what makes a difference in your HVAC system. Regular changes to your air filter helps your system work better to properly ventilate your school.
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