Funding School Indoor Air Quality Upgrades
Fewer than 40% of schools have replaced or upgraded their HVAC systems. Here’s how campuses can find funding for IAQ improvements.
Despite us being 2 ½ years into the pandemic and there being plenty of federal funding available, many schools have not taken action to improve their indoor air quality (IAQ). According to the CDC, fewer than 40% of schools have replaced or upgraded their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems since the start of the pandemic.
This trend is particularly troubling because some of that federal funding must be designated by schools by September of this year.
To help us find ways that schools can take advantage of this funding for their indoor air quality improvements, I interviewed Karen Cooper, who is director of offer management at Honeywell Building Technologies.
In our interview, Karen discusses:
- The funds that are available for schools to update their indoor air quality and when must those funds be used by: 1:13
- How schools can utilize these federal funds: 2:30
- How school can determine what to prioritize for their IAQ upgrades: 3:09
- What long-term strategies schools can adopt to not only upgrade their indoor air quality but also maintain it for years to come: 4:04