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Strategies for reduction in the spread of infectious aerosols

Health Is in the Air

Solutions for Healthy Classrooms

Every classroom is its own ecosystem

Whether the requirements are heating and cooling capacity for a space or substantial fresh air ventilation with filtration, there are advantages to maintaining optimal conditions for each classroom.

With each classroom being its own ecosystem, utilizing a single packaged vertical unit (SPVU) offers numerous advantages versus traditional heating and cooling technologies.

Bard’s individualized comfort systems whether exterior or interior mounted, provide each classroom with precise humidity and ventilation control, quiet operation and energy savings.

HVAC systems role in reducing the spread of the spread of infectious particles

HVAC systems play a vital role by providing regulated fresh air during classes as well as outside air during unoccupied times. This is beneficial to insure the classroom can be purified before and after class.

How does a virus spread?

Studies indicate individuals infected with a virus expel heavy droplets of aerosols that fall and land on surrounding surfaces or persons. Infectious particles also break up into smaller airborne particles that can drift for hours in confined spaces. Because of the density of some classrooms during occupied times, it is imperative to take the necessary steps to reduce the concentration of infectious particles.

Effective means to offer cleaner air in classrooms

Ventilation helps by exhausting stale classroom air and bringing in fresh outdoor air in a controlled sequence.

Filtration helps by capturing contaminants, including virus-sized particles. High filtration products such as MERV13 are recommended.

Humidity Control helps by keeping humidity in the space within recommended ranges. Controlled humidity shortens the life of infectious aerosols.

Supply Air Path helps by directing high velocity HVAC supply air away from the breathing zone, reducing the spread of airborne particles around the room.

UVC-LED technology produces light at optimal disinfection wavelengths to deactivate microorganisms.