Creating Better Learning Environments

K-12 Schools

Aircuity is a critical piece of an optimal school design. The platform continually optimizes ventilation in school buildings based on a variety of parameters and creates a healthier environment for learning. In addition, Aircuity significantly reduces energy use, helping schools cut their operating costs and reducing baseload energy requirements for a net zero building design.

Healthy and Productive Learning Environments

Children will spend an average of 978 hours at school this year compared to just 200 hours outdoors. Yet, US EPA studies show that indoor levels of pollutants are 2-5x higher than those outdoors.

Optimal Design/First Cost

Aircuity compliments designs using DOAS units, VRF/VRV and chilled beams, reducing first cost and helping achieve net zero energy.

IEQ Classroom Data

Indoor environmental quality data on CO2, CO, particles and TVOCs is available 24/7.

Did You Know?

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    Ideal classroom conditions should be less than 1000 ppm of CO2.

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    The WELL building movement, which started in the commercial office sector, is also applicable to K-12 schools. Similar concerns of CO, CO2 and dewpoint levels affect the learning environment.

  • 3

    Many times, Aircuity is paid for through first cost reduction.

Client Sampling

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Case Studies

Cambridge Public School District

Cambridge Public Schools use Aircuity to help meet the city’s zero emissions goal.

Wilde Lake Middle School

Reliable DCV for Net Zero Energy School.

Meade County School District

Aircuity vs. Traditional Discrete CO2 Sensing for Demand Control Ventilation.

HVAC Upgrades Aim to Reduce School Energy Use, COVID Spread

Between the challenges of COVID-19 and climate change, schools are becoming increasingly interested in modern HVAC systems that can filter and circulate air while reducing energy consumption.

Top Resources for K-12 Schools