Transforming Educational Spaces Beyond COVID-19
Read the new article from Ruth Gratzke, President of Siemens Smart Infrastructure U.S., about the variety of ways that federal COVID-19 relief funds can be used by schools, colleges and universities to address needs in response to the pandemic and create safe, healthy in-person learning environments.
We know ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) are more important than ever. We also know that it’s important to not only have the technology to mitigate COVID, but to have the “behind-the-scenes” know-how of building systems, from ventilation and filtration to control strategies, and how they can be optimized. Most importantly, is implementing the right technologies and strategies as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your school or campus.
Students do their best learning in school – but only when the building is as safe and healthy as possible. Optimal ventilation, combined with other mitigation efforts, is at the heart of reopening education as safely as possible. Manually implementing controls strategies to align with ASHRAE’s recommendations, however, may be time consuming and difficult – but it’s exactly the type of problem that artificial intelligence and machine learning were intended to solve. Dynamic VAV Optimization applies AI to intelligently harmonize temperature, humidity, and outdoor / fresh air based on building priorities. Better still, it’s an easily deployed solution that schools love. Learn more
Cooperative Purchasing Contracts with Sourcewell
Even with allocated federal funding now available for education, using a Sourcewell Purchasing Contract can accelerate this process. This vehicle allows schools, colleges and universities to purchase solutions, equipment and services through a pre-negotiated contract vehicle, saving time and eliminating the RFP process. This applies to planned or actionable projects due to the pandemic that can improve the health and safety of your institutions.