Don’t Be Tardy: Why Schools Need to Focus on HVAC & BAS Upgrades Now

In today’s educational landscape, creating and maintaining a healthy and efficient learning environment is paramount. This is where HVAC systems and Building Automation Systems (BAS) come into play. Just like staying on top of deadlines for a school project, schools that prioritize their needed retrofits and projects now, will reap significant benefits in the long run.

What exactly is on the agenda for this year’s school bidding season?

  • Aging Infrastructure: Many schools and educational facilities grapple with outdated HVAC systems, leading to inefficiency, increased energy costs, and potential indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.
  • Evolving Educational Needs: Today’s classrooms often incorporate technology and collaborative learning spaces, which require precise temperature and ventilation control for optimal learning conditions and safety concerns.
  • Focus on Sustainability: There’s a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and environmental responsibility for all. Upgrading HVAC and BA systems with energy-saving technologies aligns with these goals.
  • Post-Pandemic Considerations: Improved ventilation and air filtration are crucial for mitigating the spread of airborne illnesses. Modern BAS can optimize these systems for a healthier environment which keep children safe and in school—which is a top priority and concern for educators, parents, and society as a whole

The Center for Climate Integrity conducted a study in 2022 which estimated that by 2025, there is going to be a 39 percent increase in the number of school districts that see 32 or more days over 80 degrees . AND around 1,815 districts (which serve 10.8 million students) will experience three more weeks of over 80 degree school days in 2025.

What are some benefits of upgrading commercial HVAC & BAS items that are on the agenda?

  • Enhanced IAQ: Modern systems provide better air filtration and ventilation, minimizing allergens, pollutants, and airborne pathogens.
  • Improved Thermal Comfort: Precise temperature control ensures a comfortable learning environment for students and staff, which helps to foster better focus and productivity.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency: Advanced technology, equipment, and BAS optimization can significantly reduce energy consumption, leading to substantial cost savings.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: Newer systems require less maintenance, meaning that you’ll minimize disruptions and long-term and unexpected expenses.
  • Enhanced Building Intelligence: The right BAS provides real-time data on system performance and maintenance. By enabling proactive maintenance and optimization for peak efficiency, you’ll never be caught unaware.

Don’t wait until report cards are due!

Whether you’re building a new school or retrofitting an existing one, Kele offers customized solutions, so you get what you need. By investing in HVAC and BAS upgrades now, you’ll help position schools and educational facilities for success. Improved learning conditions, reduced costs, and a commitment to sustainability are just a few of the rewards that will be reaped.

Contact Kele today to discuss your school’s specific needs and explore how we can help ensure a healthy, efficient, and future-proof learning environment.


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