4 Must-Have HVAC Upgrades for K-12 Schools

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 28, 2021 5:56:22 PM

There’s nothing more important to a K-12 facilities manager than the safety and health of the building’s occupants.  The COVID-19 pandemic brought this into even sharper relief and now is the time to act. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that 54% of public school districts need to improve or replace multiple school building systems—especially HVAC upgrades. Their report estimates that 41% of districts need an update or even replacement of antiquated or inadequate HVAC systems. That adds up to 36,000 schools across the nation.

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Topics: HVAC

3 Things K-12 Facilities Managers Should Know About the $54B Stimulus

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 28, 2021 5:51:43 PM

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act  (CRRSA) went into effect on December 27, 2020. This 5,600-page, $900B bill included $82B specifically set aside for education. Of that money, $52B will go straight to K-12 schools (about four times as much as the $13.5B allocated by the CARES Act in March of 2020). 

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Topics: BAS, HVAC

The Myths of Indoor Air Quality Control: What OSHA Requires

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Nov 20, 2020 1:11:04 PM

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about indoor air quality (IAQ), so many that even the most experienced of building operators and HVAC technicians may find themselves scratching their heads. This is why, when it comes down to it, the only way to know what indoor air quality control is supposed to look like is to consult with the source.

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Topics: HVAC

Improve Indoor Air Quality With These 4 HVAC Management Tips

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Nov 3, 2020 9:11:00 AM

An office’s HVAC systems are predominantly responsible for the level of air quality filtered into the building. If you want to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) for your facility, start by implementing the following HVAC tips.

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Topics: Remote Building Controls, HVAC

Do You Need Better Visibility Into Your HVAC Products? ODIN Can Help.

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Oct 28, 2020 11:08:51 AM

The future of building management is all about visibility and automation. Gone are the days of meticulously monitoring and adjusting commercial HVAC systems with cumbersome, on-site tools. Instead, building managers and engineers are tapping into a wealth of HVAC products that can automatically track trends, maintain comfortable environments, and delegate tasks to the relevant parties.

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Topics: Remote Building Controls, HVAC

3 HVAC Upgrades That Can Help Keep Employees Safe in the Wake of COVID

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Sep 28, 2020 11:07:21 AM

Reopening an office space after COVID-19 is a tricky balancing act between the prioritization of safety, comfort, and productivity. Office managers want to provide their employees with a safe environment where they can comfortably get their work done, but with so much uncertainty still hanging around, doing so is easier said than done. 

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Topics: HVAC

What Should Your HVAC Maintenance Checklist Look Like?

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Aug 18, 2020 12:29:58 PM

Like any installation, your building’s HVAC systems need regular maintenance to function correctly and at peak efficiency. However, as facilities nationwide begin to reopen after closing down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a thorough HVAC maintenance checklist may be more important than ever.

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Topics: HVAC

3 Reasons Remote HVAC Monitoring is More Important Than Ever

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Aug 17, 2020 7:43:00 AM

2020 has been an interesting year for everyone. Whether it’s employees working from home, managers adjusting to an exclusively remote workforce, or building owners suddenly faced with near-empty facilities, 2020 has required everyone to learn to adapt to a new normal.

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Topics: Remote Building Controls, HVAC

What’s the Secret to Seamless HVAC Management?

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Feb 28, 2020 2:21:19 PM

Far too often, building management can feel like you’re being asked to juggle dozens of objects, all at once, all day long. Maybe the seventh floor’s heating isn’t working and requires you to bring in a technician to find out what’s wrong. Or maybe the lobby is consistently cold, and you can’t figure out why. 

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Topics: HVAC

ODIN Can Help Improve Your Building’s HVAC Performance. Here's How.

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Feb 28, 2020 2:14:42 PM

Managing a building’s HVAC control system is like a Russian-nesting doll of responsibility, where one task leads to another, and then that task leads to another; you get the picture. So, what can you do to streamline these responsibilities and maximize the building’s HVAC performance and efficiency?

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Topics: HVAC

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