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K-12 Education

There are a number of challenges facing school systems, such as fluctuating occupancy and a diversity of spaces. It can be challenging to design a mechanical system for a school with variable occupancy. Some schools are closed completely during the summer, but still need to maintain some level of temperature and humidity control to protect educational assets. During sporting events or musical performances, gymnasiums and auditoriums can be filled with large crowds. To maintain the ideal environment for students and visitors, the system must have the ability to quickly adjust to varying levels of occupancy.
fluctuating occupancy and a diversity of spaces
heating and cooling needs of traditional classrooms
The heating and cooling needs of traditional classrooms are very different from those of computer labs, science labs, or art rooms. Managing all the different environments in a school building requires automation controls. Automation controls help ensure that the right temperature, humidity, and ventilation are provided to each space in the building, no matter its purpose. This is like driving a car with cruise control, where you can set the speed and the car will automatically adjust to maintain it, making the drive more comfortable and efficient. Automation controls do the same for a school building, setting and maintaining the optimal environment for each space.
A school building’s lighting varies greatly from space to space, so having controls in place is incredibly helpful. For instance, classroom automation can dim lights when natural light is available or turn off lights when a room is unoccupied to save energy.
school building  lighting

In terms of efficiency controls, does your school system pass the test? Our team can help get you there!