Almost 85 percent of California K-12 schools with heating, ventilation and air conditioning units installed in the past three years do not provide sufficient ventilation, according to a new study from UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Inadequate ventilation can lead to unhealthy levels of indoor pollutants and correlates with illness-related absences. We'll talk about the study and how California schools can improve ventilation rates — and student health.
Many CA Classrooms Have Insufficient Ventilation According to New UC Davis Study
A new study from UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analyzed ventilation rates in California K-12 classrooms with new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. (iStock)
Theresa Pistochini, engineering manager, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center; co-author, "Ventilation rates in California classrooms: Why many recent HVAC retrofits are not delivering sufficient ventilation"