Austin Independent School District, Trane Partner to Assess IAQ in Schools

Trane – by Trane Technologies – and Austin Independent School District are teaming up to assess and improve the quality of indoor air in the school district.

Indoor air quality has long been a critical part of healthy, effective learning environments and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems play a critical role in creating proper IAQ. ASHRAE guidelines to address COVID-19 in the reopening of schools indicate that making changes to the operation of HVAC systems can reduce exposure to airborne contaminants.

As part of the pilot program, Trane engineers are completing IAQ assessments at a sample of Austin ISD elementary, middle and high schools. The findings will equip Austin ISD school building managers with a clear and cost-effective roadmap for any needed improvements that will bring facilities into alignment with industry recommendations.

The Trane Indoor Air Quality Assessment is a fact-based, data-driven analysis of how effectively a building’s indoor air quality adheres to industry and CDC recommendations for operating HVAC systems. The Trane IAQ Assessment focuses on four critical areas of indoor air quality – dilute, exhaust, contain and clean. School operators will receive actionable data and insights about the schools’ overall air quality to implement immediately or plan for future investment.

Visit www.trane.com/k12 to learn more about Trane solutions for schools.