School HVAC Statistics

In permanent school buildings, heating and air conditioning were the most frequently reported interferences, with less than half of schools reporting that air conditioning did not interfere at all with instruction. Air conditioning interfered to a moderate or major extent in permanent buildings in 16 percent of schools; heating interfered to a moderate or major extent in 13 percent of schools. Schools reported less severe interference from heating and air conditioning in portable buildings, with 11 percent of schools reporting moderate to major interference from air conditionting, and 9 percent reporting the same from heating.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005 (NCES 2007-007).

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