Schools all over the United States are abuzz with discussions about reopening. How to reopen safely, how to implement physical barriers, how to allocate space for proper social distancing, how to stagger classes, how to accommodate for virtual learning.
In this commotion a key component for student health and safety is the issue of air ventilation.
America’s school buildings are old (on average 42 years old). And while an aging school building can cause hazards in several areas, nothing compares to the threat posed by Coronavirus in buildings with poor air ventilation.
A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office states that a full 41 percent of school districts need to update or replace their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) in at least half of their schools.
We urge school leaders to be proactive in addressing the quality of air ventilation in their school building/s.
A great place to start is a consultation with an HVAC expect.
Charter School Capital has teamed up with BioStar Renewables to help school leaders improve the air quality in their schools.