Highly Known Building Management Website Highlights Eneref Report on NYC Schools Early Adoption of MERV-13 Filtration
Early in the pandemic, the New York City Department of Education purchased air purifiers, budgeting for two purifiers per classroom. However, Eneref has learned that the air purifiers were insufficient at reducing viral exposure because they refreshed the classroom’s air only twice per hour. A study by Dr. Brent Stephens, who leads the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Built Environment Research Group, found that each purifier was only able to turn 129 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM). The window air conditioners, on the other hand, turn 640 CFM according to Friedrich’s engineering department.