classroom indoor air quality

Improve Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms Across America

Apply for the DOE’s Renew America Schools grant by June 13th!

Round two of the Department of Energy’s Renew America’s Schools grant program is open and applications are due June 13 – just 6 weeks away!

The $500 million funding program is designed to help public school districts make energy efficiency upgrades and improve indoor air quality.

As part of R-Zero’s commitment to helping create environments where students and their educators can thrive, we want to help you secure funding and invest in technologies that directly benefit your students and staff. 

R-Zero can help your school create healthier learning environments via:

  • Indoor Air Quality sensors that monitor temperature, CO2, and other pollutants, and alert you when intervention is needed.
  • UV technology for continuous air disinfection, reduce the spread of microorganisms with CDC recommended solutions.
  • HVAC optimization technology that reduces energy consumption while achieving desired ventilation goals. 

Interested in applying, but not sure where to start? We’ll be hosting an AMA session on Monday, May 13th at 9:00 am PST to cover the need-to-know details and help you get started on the application. Sign up for the AMA session here.

Investing in America Program for K-12 Schools

The Investing in America Program provides various resources for K-12 schools to invest in healthier, more sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Many schools across the country are utilizing these funds to cut harmful air pollution, and to create equitable, healthy, resilient, and sustainable learning environments. 

To ensure that schools have access to the multitude of resources and technical assistance available through the program, the White House hosted the first ever Summit for Sustainable and Healthy K-12 School Buildings and Grounds on April 26th which brought together over 90 participants, including students, teachers, advocates, school administrators, facilities and grounds experts, and labor leaders, alongside representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The focus of the summit was to discuss the various levels of federal funding that are available for school infrastructure, clean energy, and healthy schools. It showcased success stories from schools across America where communities are taking action to create more sustainable buildings and grounds that tackle the climate crisis, improve learning outcomes, and protect children’s health. 

Create optimal learning environments with R-Zero

Use intelligent sensing to assess environmental risk, improve janitorial workflows and productivity, and save costs on chemical cleaning and energy. For more insight into how R-Zero can help you save check out our ROI calculator.  

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