Education campuses typically contain diverse facility types including classrooms, laboratories, vivariums, medical facilities, residence halls, mixed-use facilities and other building types with unique requirements and challenges. A high performing learning environment requires healthy, comfortable, balanced and stable indoor air conditions.

Recent research within the education sector suggests that superior indoor air quality reduces absenteeism resulting from respiratory infections, allergic diseases and biological contaminants related to air distribution systems. Similarly, high indoor air quality is linked to improved test scores and teacher retention rates.

The Altaire dehumidification systems offer precise and efficient temperature and humidity control for healthier, more productive learning environments.

Altaire’s ADAPT units provide:

  • Reduced absenteeism resulting from health issues caused by airborne pathogens associated with poor humidity control or inadequate outdoor air flows.

  • Improved occupant productivity with enhanced outdoor air flow delivery through integrated reheat and on-board optimization programming enabling higher outdoor air flow rates with no energy penalty and reduced operating costs.

  • Minimal maintenance outside of basic filter changes since ADAPT units contains no dynamic parts. Service can also be completed in conjunction with existing air handling unit service.
  • Improved resiliency and student and teacher comfort by increasing the dehumidification ability of air handlers without the need to augment the capacity of existing air handler or chiller systems.

  • The option for site-built installation for compatibility with almost any existing HVAC, mechanical room dimensions, or BMS controls configuration.

  • Reduced energy and carbon footprint of commercial buildings, which positively impacts local and global communities and contributes to green standards such as ENERGY STAR®, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and other 3rd party green standards.