HEPA Air Purifier Filters for Schools
As a global leader in air purification, our mission is to protect people by providing clean air to breathe. Utilizing our medical-grade air cleaning system, we’ve developed the world’s best portable air cleaner that eliminates 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns and 95% of particles 0.1 microns and larger, including pet dander, pollen, mold spores, dust mites, bacteria and viruses.
Austin Air Case Study
Brown University study compares the cost-effective benefit of installing an air purifier in a classroom setting to reducing class size by seven students.
In the fall of 2015, the largest gas leak in U.S. history occurred at Aliso Canyon, just outside of Los Angeles in southern California. The harmful methane leak began that October and continued for four months.
As a local state of emergency rolled-on, over 15,000 residents were displaced with many complaining of headaches, nausea, and severe nosebleeds caused by a high concentration of methane. Understandably, the gas leak also provoked great concern among school officials as numerous schools were located within the vicinity of the leak.
To address some of this concern, the school district and the owner of the gas well, the Southern California Gas Company, placed medical-grade HEPA air filters in every classroom, office and common area in all schools within eight kilometres of the leak. These actions provided a unique opportunity to assess and research the benefits of air filtration for students, teachers and school officials.
Four years after the leak, using Aliso Canyon as a case-study, world-renowned research institute Brown University reported that medical-grade HEPA air filters in schools led to impressive and measurable benefits. Brown University published that installing medical-grade HEPA air filters in schools substantially removes pollutants in the learning environment1. It found that this straightforward intervention raises student achievement, increasing test scores in the core subjects of mathematics and English.
The results from Brown University clearly indicate that medical-grade HEPA air filter installation is a highly cost-effective policy to improve student learning, leading to several other knock-on benefits. It reports that the per-year cost to install and maintain medical-grade HEPA air filters throughout a school is around $600-$700 US per class.
Given the large test score increases they generate, installing medical-grade HEPA air filters substantially outperforms other education reforms such as class size reduction on a cost-benefit basis.
Austin Air units were used by the school district and the gas well owner at Aliso Canyon because of their cost-effectiveness and, crucially, because the units can reduce the airborne chemical concentration in a classroom by 90% in 35 minutes.
With emphasis continually being placed on classroom performance, Austin Air provides a simple, clean and affordable option to help students gain a better education.
" Air filter installation is one of the most cost-effective
education policies available to policymakers today "
1. Annenberg Brown University. Air Filters, Pollution and Student Achievement by Michael Gilraine, New York University.
2. Summary of Battelle Test Report for US Army Biological Chemical Command and Vapor Phase Removal Testing, Test Report: System Effectiveness Test of Home/Commercial Portable Room Air Cleaners (unclassed), prepared for U.S. Army Soldier, Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM). April 27, 2000
We operate the largest air purifier manufacturing facility in North America at 480,000 square feet and have been manufacturing air purifiers for over 30 years.
We take pride in sourcing our raw materials from sustainable resources that are also recyclable.
Our air purifiers are manufactured in Buffalo, NY and distributed across Canada from our warehouse in Waterloo, Ontario.
We are recognized and used by FEMA, American Red Cross, US Army, Government of California, and Health Canada.
We offer multiple distribution points in Canada and USA
We back our products with a 30-day no questions asked, money back guarantee along with a 5-year limited product warranty and 5-year residential pro-rated filter warranty.
The superior performance of the Austin air purifier begins as air is drawn into the unit via the 360-degree air intake. Contaminants are captured using the most proven, powerful filtration available: medical grade HEPA and activated carbon. The medical grade HEPA filter featured in each Austin Air system eliminates 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns and 95% of particles 0.1 microns and larger including allergens, odours, chemicals, gases, viruses and bacteria. Generous amounts of activated carbon remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemical vapors, smoke and odors. Once filtered, crystal clean air is returned into your living and work space for your breathing pleasure.
Our air purifiers are highly recommended by allergists and medical professionals as they are designed to quickly and efficiently remove allergens, irritants, bacteria and viruses from indoor air. By investing in an Austin air purifier, you can protect your students, teachers and staff from the dangerous spread of airborne contaminants. Our purifiers also remove the particles that can damage lungs and exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. Our goal is to help prevent the spread of respiratory infection and illness.
We are collaborative partners, ready to ship and deploy our product in times of need. From 9/11 to the Alberta wild fires,we are here to protect by offering the solution of clean air.
We have worked closely with government agencies for decades to protect their citizens during challenging times. Before being selected as a preferred vendor by The U.S. government, they conducted their own extensive testing of our units against more than 100 competitive products and concluded Austin Air Purifiers outperformed all other products on the market. Since then we have supported FEMA and the American Red Cross during some of the country's most challenging times including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and countless other air quality emergencies.
Austin Air filtration is so effective, in fact, that they are used by Health Canada and US embassies around the world.
Our purifiers feature solid-steel construction, a quiet high-efficiency fan and a filter that is built to last an impressive three years in a clinic environment. Available in four colours shown below.
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