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Covid Back To School checklist with PPE; healthy buildings

Healthy Buildings… Healthy People… Healthy Communities

Tools for a Happy & Resilient School Environment

Like many of you, we have spent the last few months learning how best to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe and healthy during this trying period.

Here at Energy Optimizers, USA, this has involved listening closely to building and public health experts, examining old and new technologies, and speaking with school districts across the state about their anticipated needs and perceived challenges.

Building on our 10 years of experience serving schools, we have developed a new “Healthy Buildings” offering, designed to provide quick and cost-effective solutions to schools in need as they gear up for the 2020/21 school year.

Prioritizing the Fundamentals

  • Physical/Social Distancing and corresponding signage
  • Respiratory Etiquette
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Surface cleaning and disinfection
  • Face masks
  • Engineering solutions
    • Building controls programming
    • Hardware upgrades
      • MERV-13 filters
      • UV filtration systems

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Position

Statement of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure to the virus should be controlled. Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.1

ASHRAE Guidance

Increase outdoor air ventilation by disabling demand-controlled ventilation and opening outdoor air dampers to 100% as indoor and outdoor conditions permit.

Specific Measures

  • Enable Outside Air economizer mode
  • Increase minimum Outside Air
  • Disable Demand Control Ventilation
  • Check airflow to large office areas, conference rooms and other spaces
  • Maintain proper pressurization
    • Building pressure
    • Toilet exhaust
  • Consider early startup and delayed shutdown (2 hours)

Resources Available

We have a range of tools to help ensure your buildings are safe and healthy, including Germicidal UV-C light, PPE, floor signage, botanical disinfectant and sprayers, sneeze guards and other items to protect building occupants from harmful viruses. Contact Belinda Kenley at bkenley@energyoptusa.com for details and pricing.


    1. ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. April 14, 2020
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