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Kinnelon High School

About the Project

During the coronavirus pandemic, Kinnelon High School in Kinnelon, New Jersey, looked for solutions to ensure ongoing sanitizing in shared learning spaces that would also improve overall indoor air quality. When federal funding became available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the school installed hybrid UV-C air purifier and whole-room disinfection fixtures with embedded occupancy sensors in classrooms, cafeterias, and shared learning spaces.

During the day, air filtration is done when the sensors signal a space is occupied. The air-purifier elements of the fixtures combine HEPA, high-intensity UV-C, and active carbon filtration to perform the ASHRAE-recommended two or more air changes per hour to improve air quality and reduce pathogens. At night, automated, chemical-free disinfection of the air and surfaces occurs in unoccupied spaces throughout the school.