Ventilation problems were found at each of eight audited schools. These problems appear to be occurring due to a combination of factors including lack of maintenance, lack of knowledge of the systems, and in some cases poor system design. Four small retrofit projects were also completed.
According to the FSEC, the results from this study indicate that without substantial funding for and prioritization of school maintenance, widespread significant school improvements will not be realized.
For more information on the study, visit www.fsec.ucf.edu/bldg/pubs/schoolconditions/index.htm.
Publication date: 08/21/2006