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Mequon-Thiensville School District Takes Proactive Approach to IAQ

Wisconsin school district utilizes ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to increase energy efficiency, extend HVAC service life and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).


The Mequon-Thiensville School District in Wisconsin has taken a hands-on approach to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) throughout the district’s classrooms and administrative buildings.  In addition to improving the schools’ IAQ, the program will increase energy efficiency, reducing respiratory and skin infections, and lower maintenance costs throughout the district.
Kyle Thompson, the Director of Buildings and Grounds for the Mequon-Thiensville School District reported, “The school district is committed to providing the best environment possible for learning to take place.  Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, comfortable, functional and attractive environment for the community. We are trusted to ensure that taxpayer funds are used efficiently while providing a good return on each investment.  By utilizing proven technologies as part of the district’s measures to ensure a safe environment for both students and faculty we can improve IAQ, reduce absenteeism, increase HVAC energy efficiency, minimize maintenance costs and extend service life of the district’s equipment.  The end result is a healthy environment for learning and reduced operating costs for taxpayers.”
The district is installing V-RAY ultraviolet systems manufactured by UltraViolet Devices in 15 classrooms as part of a pilot program.  The units are manufactured in the United States and Filtration Concepts, a local Wisconsin based company, is the distributor of the equipment for the district. “According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor indoor air quality can cause illness requiring absence from school and can cause health problems that decrease performance while at school,” reported Nick Orlando from Filtration Concepts.  “UV technology is a very cost effective approach for improving IAQ, reducing sickness and absenteeism, and improving the district’s bottom line with increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.”
To learn more about IAQ and UV-C solutions for schools and other buildings please visit, email or call (877) 787-3882.
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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