How are CO2 Monitors used in Classrooms?

European Mandate for CO2 Monitors to Increase Ventilation during COVID19

Recent news in Europe has transpired, as the England government plans to provide around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors to classrooms across the country.

By doing so, the government plans to aid in improving ventilation in an effort to mitigate the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative is  also supported by a $25 million dollar government investment, set to have each classroom utilizing a carbon dioxide monitor to provide proper ventilation and notify occupants in poorly confined spaces, further ensuring that the school HVAC and ventilation systems are operating effectively.

More importantly, the EU department of education has stated, "By using carbon dioxide portable monitors across the classrooms it will further identify areas where more air-flow and ventilation is critically needed in our schools." The EU nation has been calling for enhanced air-flow measures for quite some time now and this recent update being acted upon will greatly provide peace of mind for employees, families, teachers, and students.

While just this year, safety restrictions throughout England specifically have been somewhat lenient, social distancing will now be enforced with the implementation of carbon dioxide monitors set to take place, beginning September 2021. Additionally, special schools and alternative educational facilities are said to have priority to receive their monitoring devices given their occupancy level of students.

The EU government had also recently launched a trial of air purifiers that were set up  across 30 educational institutes in hopes to analyze the air and measure just how to reduce the risk of airborne illnesses and transmission of COVID-19.

Prior to this latest effort to minimize the spread of the virus, classrooms originally had been ventilating rooms by means of opening more windows and entryways, however, with colder weather this provides difficulty for professors and students - making carbon dioxide monitoring an ideal solution.

Carbon Dioxide Monitors to Improve Indoor Air

Aranet4 HOME Indoor Air Quality Monitor

For many indoor spaces such as homes, offices, classrooms, and commercial buildings - utilizing carbon dioxide monitors has always set a clear means of indication of what is considered "good vs. poor" indoor air quality levels.

An average CO2 Monitor like the Aranet4 HOME Indoor Air Quality Monitor includes the ability to not only measure CO2 levels, but also provide measurements for temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure - all from a modern, easy to read, e-ink display.

Carbon Dioxide monitors such as the AR-4HOME can further ensure should CO2 levels exceed the normal threshold, the device will provide prompt visual and audible indication that ventilation is needed to minimize air borne illnesses and provide proper occupant comfort.

It is more important now than ever before to ensure proper air quality across classrooms, as schools open this week and students move from a safer virtual learning environment. Monitoring CO2 levels is just one of the critical measures that can be in place to help minimize transmission and ensure the right balance of air ventilation.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson concludes, "By keeping up simple measures such as ventilation and testing, young people can now enjoy more freedom at school and college."

For those looking to implement a similar carbon dioxide monitor to ensure ventilation, CO2Meter provides a variety of indoor air quality CO2 monitors like those mentioned above, which will provide visual indication to your staff and overall establishment, should CO2 values exceed 450ppm. 

If you are nervous or unsure about how to best select the proper indoor air quality detector, you can always contact the support team at CO2Meter and inquire about additional information. We are happy to help and provide further assistance to ensure your facility is operating at its best.

For more information, contact us today

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