Germantown School District Tackles Energy Efficiency & IAQ
Wisconsin school district utilizes ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to increase energy efficiency and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
Thousands of students, parents and faculty in Germantown, Wisconsin have a new reason to look forward to summer break. Recently, the Germantown School District decided to implement a series of upgrades to their HVAC systems in the district’s buildings that will begin shortly.
The district is working with Filtration Concepts to install a series of cutting edge ultraviolet (UV) technologies developed and manufactured by UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI). Twenty-eight air handlers are being outfitted with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation products that include the V-MOD, V-RAY and V-STRIKE systems from UVDI. The systems will disinfect mold, bacteria and viruses growing on HVAC system surfaces and cooling coils resulting in improved IAQ while reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs.
Don Erickson, the Director of Building and Grounds at Germantown, commented on the selection of Filtration Concepts proposal, “The UVDI products were selected for the proper application of the existing equipment. The decision for the district to proceed with the project was based on energy savings. This was an easy decision with a projected return on investment of less than 3 years. Along with the energy savings, improved indoor air quality will reduce absenteeism.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long been a proponent of improving indoor air quality in the nation’s schools. The EPA’s website states that, “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest that poor IAQ can reduce a person’s ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation, or memory.”
Filtration Concepts has extensive experience helping school districts in Wisconsin improve energy efficiency, extend HVAC life, lower maintenance costs and improve IAQ. “We applaud the proactive approach that the Germantown School District has taken to protect their students, faculty and HVAC equipment,” reported Nick Orlando from Filtration Concepts.
About UltraViolet Devices, Inc.
UVDI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of UV-C products for air, surface and water disinfection. Under the ALTRU-V® brand, UVDI markets a full line of products for the HVACR market designed to reduce energy consumption and lower maintenance costs while delivering cleaner, healthier air. Under UVDI’s Sparks Technology™ brand, the company markets gas phase filtration products for use in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.
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