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Increased Ventilation Improves Air Quality for In-Person Learning

September 9, 2021

While schools are returning to in-person learning this fall, proper ventilation is a key factor in the COVID-19 prevention strategy recommended by the CDC.  Along with proper filtration, the ventilation process "can help reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants, including viruses, indoors."

\Commercial HVAC has numerous components that work together to create a safe, comfortable, and clean environment. As the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment, Greenheck provides all the components needed for a complete integrated school ventilation system. The \Environmental Protection Agency suggests increasing ventilation to ensure your indoor air quality is optimal. Greenheck can offer different equipment operations and installations for schools while keeping costs low and keeping safety and comfort in mind.   


 Let’s look at some Key Elements of a school ventilation system: 

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)- a wheel inside acts as a heat exchanger and captures energy from cooled or heated air. It then redirects that energy to reuse it within the system, which helps lower operating costs. To learn more about heat exchangers click here.
  • Centrifugal Exhaust Fan- designed to expel relatively clean air. As stated above, ventilation is one of the best ways to keep people healthy in indoor environments.
    • Greenheck offers low profile models to be more visually appealing where aesthetics are a priority.
  • Kitchen Hood- a high performing exhaust hood from Greenheck provides industry leading grease filtration as well as heat & condensation applications. These hoods can filter out fumes that can be harmful if not removed quickly. 
    • The two variable volume options enable the system to wrap the airflow in different directions for cost and energy efficiency.
  • Utility Distribution System- offers single point connections for water, gas, electrical, and other optional utilities. This allows for a flexible integrated kitchen ventilation system.
  • Kitchen Make-Up Air Unit- provides supply air and offers heating and cooling options. 
  • Vektor Laboratory Exhaust System- a self-contained system designed to dilute or remove hazardous or noxious fumes. Like the kitchen hood above, this exhaust system helps ensure the safety of everyone around. The High-Velocity Exhaust Nozzle displaces lab exhaust high above the roof, which reduces the possibility of contaminating the building’s interior, exterior, and surrounding areas.
  • Other Greenheck products that help air flow in school buildings include:
    • Utility Fans
    • Plenum Fans
    • Upblast Roof Exhaust Fans
    • Centrifugal Inline Fans
    • Ceiling Exhaust Fans
    • Fire/Smoke Dampers
    • Indoor Air-Handling Units
    • Gravity Ventilators

Indoor air quality is more important than ever before, which is why the safety of children and teachers returning to school this fall is what drives Greenheck to provide the best ventilation solution in the world of commercial HVAC. For more information about the systems and operations provided by Greenheck, click here or see the video below. 

Blog source and images: Greenheck

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Allison Hamilton

Allison Hamilton

Allison Hamilton is the Video & Marketing Coordinator for the Hoffman Family of Companies. She enjoys learning about the HVAC industry and meeting new people along the way.

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