We talk a lot on this blog about the importance of indoor air quality in schools to boost students’ well-being. Also important to the school building is ensuring that the building is energy efficient – the dollars saved by reducing energy consumption can be used to further improve school facilities and enhance students’ learning environments. Continue reading “School Energy Monitoring Solutions”
What is an Air Handler?
Imagine you sit down at a restaurant on the outdoor patio, and as you’re waiting to order your food, you glance at the large HVAC system on top of the building across the street. Several questions cross your mind: Why do they need such a big system? And what goes into it? Today I want to introduce one of the vital aspects of a building’s HVAC system, the air handler. Continue reading “What is an Air Handler?”
Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program
Labeled a “first of its kind investment” by the Department of Energy, a funding opportunity for public K-12 school facilities was approved November 26th, 2022. Its name? The Renew America’s Schools Grant.
The first round of these grants will account for $80 million dollars (and the full grant program estimated to total around $500 million dollars) will be allotted for energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increased energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health. Continue reading “Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program”