We know you want to get students back into classrooms as safely and as quickly as possible — and keep them there safely — and we want to help you through this monumental effort.
The EPA reports that investments to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) of classrooms is an important part of maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Yet, realistically, budgets are tight and improvements require funds. Administrators and boards are faced with making the best learning environment IAQ investment in the teachers’ and students’ wellness in the short and long term.
Here are three key types of funding options to consider:
How to Make it Happen While these funding options offer incredible opportunities, trying to single-handedly assess how to best to improve the academic environment - and be a good financial steward - can prove daunting and even overwhelming.
When identifying your IAQ partner, look for an energy service company (ESCO), such as Trane, that focuses on your school’s desired goals and outcomes. Make sure the ESCO is ready to provide you with a holistic approach that will identify the right solutions to improve your air quality and sort through funding options that work best for your school.
Indoor air quality, especially in schools, will likely remain in the spotlight for years to come. Now is an ideal time to make sure your buildings are as healthy as they can be now and in the future.
Learn more about how optimizing your school’s HVAC system can help address health risks.
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[ii] Rules Committee Print, 116-68, Text of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.,133, pages 18 and 19
[iii] Rules Committee Print, 116-68, Text of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.,133, page 84