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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
June 2022

Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Indoor Air Quality in Schools | ZEN IndustriesAt ZEN Industries we’ve been fabricating HVAC duct since 1999.

 Our ductwork and fittings are found in commercial and industrial buildings across the nation, and in schools and educational institutions too.

Today, we see an attention and concern for indoor air quality more than ever before, especially when it comes to schools, for both new construction and building retrofits.

The leading driver, of course, has been the COVID-19 pandemic, where transmission of the virus can be lessened through effective ventilation.

Improving Ventilation in Schools

Good ventilation is essential to healthy living and learning.  School Ventilation Guidelines are designed to help schools and universities maintain good air quality during all phases of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Proper ventilation is a key prevention strategy for maintaining healthy environments and can reduce the likelihood of spreading disease.

Many schools have experienced challenges with air flow distribution in their buildings due to clogged or damaged ductwork or lack of adequate outside air intakes during the pandemic.

The guidelines provide information on how to maintain good air quality, including:

  • How to ventilate classrooms and other school spaces.
  • How to ensure that outdoor air is properly filtered before it enters the classroom.
  • How to use HEPA filters in classrooms or other school spaces where people are present for extended periods of time.

Schools, colleges, and universities are looking at retrofit and repair opportunities when it comes to improving their HVAC systems, and that often means upgrading to modern, well-crafted, well-sealed, and well-insulated ductwork that can help efficiently heat, cool, and ventilate their buildings.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has a Position Document on Indoor Air Quality.

Learn how ZEN Industries can help your project ventilate properly. Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Duct Fabrication is ZEN's Core Business

Duct Fabrication at ZEN IndustriesDuct fabrication is an important part of COVID-19 prevention, and we are here to help. We know that, even before the pandemic, some schools, colleges, and universities had indoor air quality challenges.

Many school, district, and higher education leaders worked to address these issues as they reopened schools for in-person learning over the course of the last year.

Proper ventilation is a key prevention strategy for maintaining healthy environments, and it can help reduce the likelihood of spreading disease.

Let ZEN Industries be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of HVAC duct of all types. Our goal is to partner with our customers in ways that make the entire workflow from order to installation a seamless exercise in time and cost savings.

Whether you’re a contractor building a new educational facility or a project manager planning out an HVAC upgrade or retrofit, ZEN Industries is the duct supplier that can help you bring your project together quickly.

As an experienced fabricator of HVAC duct for over 22 years, ZEN Industries supplies traditional Rectangular Ductwork as well as Spiral Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Industrial Welded Ductwork.

Jobless Claims Keep Falling

Jobless ClaimsIt’s looking like the one thing that could slow down the economy more than rising material costs and fuel price increases is the lack of workers to do just about any job.

According to weekly initial jobless claims, only 1.3M people are jobless vs 22M during Covid.

Continuing jobless claims and claims lasting longer than one week have fallen for the seventh time in eight weeks.

The situation is going beyond a lack of experienced personnel to a simple lack of bodies to fill any position, and that will soon weigh heavily on the country’s ability to get anything done. It could even be a precursor to recession.

In recent newsletters, we’ve even talked about how Automation in Construction has begun to move in robust directions, including automation of physical tasks, from drilling and jackhammering to drywall and brick laying. This is coming on the heels of automation of surveying and estimating using robotic total stations, which has been developing for several years.

At ZEN Industries, our dedicated workforce, efficiency in production and delivery, and exceptional coordination with our customers means that we can even help save labor on your job site.

Call us at 877-600-0274 or visit our Contact Us page today!


Success is All About Great Service

Founded in 1999 on a set of unbreakable core principles, ZEN strives to provide top-quality fabrication, advice, and planning for our customers.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

At ZEN Industries, we believe success is all about great service. Our affordable HVAC shop drawings, estimating services, and duct fabrication can be reached at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com

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