Educational Facilities
ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.7

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June 22-26, 2024


TC 9.7 Main Committee Meeting

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Room: JW Marriott, 301 (3)

Meeting Format: Hybrid 

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Panel 2: Back to School: Improving School Building HVAC and IAQ Performance

Date:  Sunday, June 23, 2024 

Time:  3:15 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

Summary:  The U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and ASHRAE are piloting a joint effort to increase awareness of and submission for two programs: Renew America's Schools, which provides grant funding for building upgrades; and Efficient & Healthy Schools, which provides recognition for improving energy and IAQ performance. Twenty ASHRAE chapters are participating. Some assist with writing applications. Some provide pro bono energy audits. Some provide training. This moderated discussion explores what members of the Detroit and Miami Chapters are doing, the building improvements they're proposing, lessons learned and how to replicate these efforts in other chapters.
Chair:  Sonya Pouncy, CEM, LEED AP
Technical Committee: 9.7 Educational Facilities


Committee Chair

Mr Corey B Metzger

Committee Scope

TC 9.7 is concerned with the application of ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, life safety, and energy conservation systems to educational (secondary school, college) facilities.


Upcoming Society Conferences

ASHRAE 2024 Annual Conference
June 22-26, 2024
Indianapolis, IN

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ASHRAE TC 9.7 is concerned with the application of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, life safety, and energy conservation systems to educational facilities.

ASHRAE TC 9.7  is always looking for dependable volunteers.  No matter what levels of expertise or experience, you can
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Design Guidance for Education Facilities:
Prioritization for Advanced Indoor Air Quality


The scope and intent of this document is to provide guidance to Owners, Operators, Designers, and Professional Service Providers on how to best implement Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) improvements, including risk mitigation strategies, in educational facilities. The guidelines will also help facilitate discussion between designers and stakeholders, identify minimum recommendations and discuss further considerations to improve IAQ and reduce the risk of transmission of infectious pathogens and other contaminants of concern.

This document was developed by ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.7, Educational Facilities and has been approved by ASHRAE as a free download.


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