ECTC partners with Pure Air Controls to improve indoor air quality | ECTC

ECTC partners with Pure Air Controls to improve indoor air quality

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC) has partnered with Pure Air Control Services, a nationally recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) firm, to improve the IAQ of its classrooms and facilities ahead of students’ return to campus this fall.

ECTC utilized CARES Act funds and an E&I Cooperative Services agreement to purchase multiple air purification units prescribed by Pure Air Control Services to supplement ECTC’s current HVAC systems. The air purification units, manufactured by Aeramax, make use of HEPA filters, carbon filtration and bipolar ionization technology to remove viruses, bacteria, fungi and particulate matter from the indoor environment of the school’s facilities. The units also feature sensors which detect sound, motion, odor, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOC) and adjust their performance accordingly.

“At ECTC, we are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our community,” said Cody Warren, facilities management coordinator. “This investment in indoor air quality and air purification units, which focuses on high traffic areas, is designed to create a healthier and pollution free environment for our faculty, staff and students.”

The areas of campus where the air purification units have been installed include all front office areas near the school’s welcome center, where new or current students visit to enroll, pay tuition, or seek advisement. Additional areas receiving air purification units include auditoriums and all computer labs on campus.

“We greatly value the partnership we enjoy with Elizabethtown Community & Technical College and other schools of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS),” said Tanner Wozniak, vice president of Pure Air Control Services. “We look forward to continuing our work with KCTCS to implement indoor air quality diagnostic and prescriptive services creating healthier buildings and facilities across their many campuses.”