In preparation for school re-openings, RHP professionals assist your Air Quality Coordinator to provide measures for diagnosing and resolving indoor air quality problems at your school and at the district level. Proper ventilation and air-exchange rates are a key source of fresh air and creating a healthy environment. A well-designed IAQ Management Plan yields substantial benefits for schools, employees and students.
There is no way to completely prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in K-12 and university buildings. Proper maintenance and building operation strategies will help, but please reference the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies for the latest guidance on washing your hands, cleaning surfaces and staying home when sick.
School Building Ventilation & HVAC Inspections and Assessments
While there is no filter or building system feature that is proven to remove COVID-19 or any other airborne infectious disease from the air, RHP professional experts will conduct an investigation and assessment of the school’s HVAC / air-exchange and provide the best recommendations to dilute indoor contaminants. RHP reviews supply air systems, extraction systems, and air-exchange rates.
Additionally, RHP’s experienced professionals inspect and analyze the performance of mechanical heating and ventilation systems to ensure they are working as designed and are providing the fresh air quality and air flow desired. RHP will assess local exhaust ventilation and the school’s fume and dust extraction to ensure efficient and effective performance. RHP provides services including supply and exhaust air system analysis; air-exchange rate analysis; and fume extraction.
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Jason Lang, CIH, CSP
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