K-12 Schools HVAC Design
Research shows that students who are in a comfortable, well-ventilated, well-lit and quiet environment are more productive and perform better in school.
Experts believe that as many as one-third of all students miss up to 33% of the oral communication that occurs in the classroom due to poor acoustics. American school children miss more than 10 million days of class each year because of asthma made worse by poor indoor air quality.
This health issue, paired with a rising demand in the U.S. to increase student test scores, reduces absenteeism and improves teacher retention, provides compelling reasons to take a different approach to K-12 school design.
Environmentally responsible HVAC strategies for high performance classrooms that combine quiet system design and energy efficiency, humidity control, ventilation and innovative lighting can contribute substantially to the academic achievement of students and economic performance of schools.
Energy efficient system design can result in operational savings of 30% to 40% for new school construction and save 20% to 30% for renovated schools. By combining Trane’s expertise with industry tools, our K-12 Schools Systems Portfolio recommendations address the importance of design, construction, and the operations and maintenance of high performance school buildings.