Providing high-quality education for our nation’s children in grades K-12 has never been more important than it is today. The world is changing quickly, and we need to provide an educational system that prepares them for this fast paced world in which we live.
One often overlooked aspect of providing quality education is IAQ and its impact on learning. Over the years, many different studies have shown that good IAQ in the classroom contributes to better learning. One of the best ways to improve IAQ in the classroom is to increase the amount of outside ventilation air delivered to the space. Increasing the outdoor air ventilation rate in the classroom provides an environment where the students are more alert and engaged in their work. Teachers, as well, are more energized, focused, and able to do their best work. These same studies show that disease transmission and absenteeism is also reduced when more outside air ventilation is provided to the classroom.