How Does Poor Air Quality Affect Schools?
According to the American Lung Association, more than six million students miss school every year due to poor air quality. Because schools are so packed with people, particles in the air collect rapidly from students’ hair, skin, and clothing, as well as from bathrooms and open doors. This causes unsavory odors and filtration issues, which can affect conditions like asthma. In addition, temperature changes can interfere with student learning in regions with harsh or unpredictable weather, such as Colorado and North Texas. Staxmatic is qualified to work with education officials to design buildings with effective filtration mechanisms and adequate temperature control, saving you funds on costly future replacements. Similarly, replacing outdated equipment with more energy-efficient solutions can ultimately expand your annual budget and improve student performance.
What Should Schools
Consider in a Plumbing System?
When designing the plumbing system for a K-12 school, a community college, or a university building, one consideration is controlling water flow, since these institutions are such high traffic areas. Especially for younger students who are still maturing, it can be helpful to install sensors that limit water flow from faucets and toilets, as this discourages overuse. High schools, middle schools, junior highs, and colleges may also need to consider laboratory technology such as gas lines, chemical drainage, and containment for hazardous materials, as well as special pumps and shower setups for athletic facilities such as swimming pools and locker rooms. It’s important to have these systems serviced regularly so they support a risk-free learning environment.