Schools & Universities

Schools & Universities

Get educated about good indoor air quality in schools and universities. Help students improve their cognitive performance, essential for successful learning, with good IAQ.

Reading, writing, arithmetic – and good indoor air quality. With the proper care and attention, your HVAC system can help you achieve the best conditions for learning and productivity – and have a positive impact on achievement and performance inside these critical institutions.

Good indoor air quality – a critical subject at any school

On any given school day, roughly 51 million people will occupy a school building. Yet many of these buildings are in need of extensive repairs, and report problems related to poor indoor air quality. Without a prompt response to these challenges, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can result in short- and long-term health problems, expensive repairs and even liability issues. 

Challenges for HVAC systems and building occupants

Schools and other educational facilities present unique problems to designers and HVAC practitioners. Most schools are diverse structures with different environments such as classrooms, laboratories, workshops, gymnasiums, libraries, theatres, cafeterias and photography darkrooms. Physics and biology labs present their own unique challenges to maintaining proper IAQ throughout the facility. 

High-level cognitive performance, essential for successful learning, is linked to good IAQ.  Another fact is that most educational facilities are in areas of high population density (cities), and the air can be polluted by a wide range of contaminants from both outdoor and indoor sources. The hazards faced by students and teachers range from general IAQ issues to exposure to traffic fumes, exposure to toxic gases in labs and exposure to deadly viruses in research labs. 

Camfil offers robust and dedicated particulate filtration, molecular filtration and containment filtration solutions for all air quality issues in educational establishments.

The benefits of good indoor air quality in educational facilities

  • Reduces absenteeism for students and staff
  • Reduces building deterioration and improves energy efficiency
  • Reduces outside air ventilation requirements
  • Prevents strained relationships resulting from poor indoor air quality
  • Promotes healthy environments for people with allergies and asthma
  • Reduces liabilities
  • Most importantly, helps to protect students – one of our most important investments in the future
 

Latest articles

Air Quality recommendations for schools

Created August 26, 2021

Air Quality recommendations for schools to help protect staff and student health from airborne contaminants

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Effective HEPA air purifier Solution

Created August 4, 2021

Read the report from the University College of Dublin (UCD) as they evaluate the effectiveness of the City M unit in poorly ventilated environments

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DEPARTMENT OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF VALENCIA INSTALLS AIR PURIFIERS AS PART OF THEIR STRATEGY FOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19

Created August 4, 2021

Following the project conducted in 2020 to deploy 4,000 Camfil City M air purifiers to protect the schools where more than 100,000 students could benefit from the improved clean air. This measure was implemented by The Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Valencia region as a measure Against COVID-19. Now the regional government has decided to protect the elderly and vulnerable by having air filtration solutions in the indoor environment.

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AIR FILTRATION AGAINST HARMFUL PARTICLES IN THE AIR TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN VALENCIA, SPAIN

Created June 4, 2021

More than 100,000 Valencian students and teachers are now protected against biological agents such as SARS-CoV-2 thanks to our “City M” air purifiers. Camfil HEPA H14 filters are certified according to EN1822 standard and are delivered with their mandatory individual scan test certificate.

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Reducing the risk of infection through virus by combating the air pathogens 

Created February 25, 2020

Combating the virus in the air. Maintaining a good level of hygiene and covering the mouth with a mask are good ways to stay protected but is this enough? Maintaining a hygienic and sanitary environment along with protection from those infected are vital as the virus thrives in contaminated conditions.

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SCHOOL LEARNS THE BENEFIT OF FRESH AIR

Created July 5, 2019

A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.

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UNIVERSITY SEES PROOF OF 24% LOWER ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS USING CAMFIL FILTER VS COMPETING FILTER

Created July 5, 2019

A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.

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What is sick building syndrome and why should you care?

Created July 5, 2019

The reason understanding SBS is important is a majority of adults spend a minimum of eight hours a day inside an office or work building, and most are indoor for about 90 percent of the time they are awake.

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Clean Air for World Record Attempt

Created July 5, 2019

Camfil partnered with Stockholm School of Economics in order to bring clean air for optimal breathing during the world record attempt for most hours on a double pole ski machine.

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