Maintaining healthy schools

Your Institutions Indoor Air Quality Is Important

We know that ensuring your school remains healthy is your priority and because of that it is important to regulate healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Maintaining a positive Indoor Air Quality in your institution carries numerous immediate benefits, which positively impact both your students and staff. Some of the overall benefits for a healthy IAQ may include:

  • Improved Focus
  • Enhanced Cognitive Skills
  • Reduced Allergies and Asthma Symptoms
  • Increased Comfort
  • Elevated Student Engagement and Contribution in Class
  • Reduced Absenteeism Rates
  • Improved Moods
  • Reduced Stress
  • Rapid Physical Adaptation to Environmental Changes
  • Improved/Maintained Health
  • Reduced spread of virus
  • Increased productivity

The importance of a healthy IAQ is vital, especially in schools. Due to the fact that children are still developing, they are at a higher risk for virus transmission. A good Indoor Air Quality in your building can produce short and long term benefits for young students. Those include: 

  • Chronic health improvement
  • Enhanced academic performance
  • Psychological and emotional well-being
  • Reduced absenteeism 
  • Increased attendance
  • Healthy development for students
  • Reduced symptoms of asthma and allergies

There are many pollutants in educational spaces that can lead to the deterioration of your schools Indoor Air Quality. Some examples could include:

  • Art supplies
  • Science supplies
  • Industrial arts supplies
  • Home economics classes
  • School gyms
  • Concentrated diesel exhaust from buses
  • HVAC systems

Educational institution benefits of maintaining a healthy indoor air quality include:

  • Improved student and staff health overall
  • Reduced risk of virus transmission 
  • Community morale
  • Parental/Guardian Trust 
  • Maintenance of the buildings integrity
  • Promotion of healthy development in children
  • Positive school reputation
  • Preparedness for environmental challenges

Not only is a healthy Indoor Air Quality beneficial for your institution and its occupants – this also promotes energy conservation and cost efficiency.