Improved indoor air quality is directly linked to improved student and teacher health, teacher retention, and student performance, and is thus a major design criterion of most schools.
Children breathe more per pound of body weight than do adults, and are often more susceptible to airborne contaminants, making the importance of effective ventilation paramount. In addition,
schools are often amongst the most densely occupied buildings and thus illness is likely to spread quickly.
An air distribution system that promotes indoor air quality is an essential aspect of any school construction. For this reason, Price displacement ventilation and underfloor air distribution
are strong choices in schools, as these systems stratify room air, leading to increased ventilation effectiveness.
Alternatively, Price active and passive beams or radiant panels can be used to improve air quality by partnering them with a dedicated outdoor air system.
Customization in Schools
Energy Efficiency in Schools
Indoor Air Quality in Schools
Mechanical Flexibility in Schools
Thermal Comfort in Schools