Infectious aerosols can be disseminated through buildings by pathways that include air distribution systems and interzone airflows (ASHRAE). This program assists Michigan K-12 public schools with recommendations to reduce infectious aerosol transmission via the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. A key objective is to assess the overall status of Michigan public schools’ HVAC systems and better understand real world opportunities to reducing infectious aerosol transmission.
This program will survey Michigan K-12 public schools to gather information on their HVAC systems and identify schools needing assistance with recommendations to reduce infectious aerosol transmission. The survey is confidential. On completing the survey, schools are eligible to request an onsite inspection from a licensed HVAC contractor for recommendations. The objective is to assist a broad range of school districts across Michigan (e.g.. urban, suburban and rural school districts).
Public schools interseted in a free HVAC assessment and contractors interested in pre-approval for performing HVAC assessments are encouraged to view the program webinar and webinar slides to learn how simple it is to participate and who to contact for help.
Michigan K-12 schools are encouraged to take a confidential survey to gather basic information on their HVAC systems, recent improvements, and current needs. Completing the survey will assist the State in assessing the status of Michigan schools’ HVAC systems. Schools completing the survey are eligible to request free assistance with recommendations to reduce infectious aerosol transmission.
Survey Q & A Document (forthcoming)
Submit questions and requests for assistance in completing the survey to David Herb at HerbD@Michigan.gov.
Michigan K-12 public schools that complete the K-12 Public Schools HVAC Survey are eligible to request free assistance with recommendations to reduce infectious aerosol transmission from an approved licensed HVAC contractor (or the school’s existing licensed HVAC contractor). The contractor will complete an HVAC inspection checklist to make recommendations, including cost estimates for implementation. Both the school building to be inspected and the HVAC contractor completing the inspection must be pre-approved by Energy Services prior to receiving assistance under this program, to ensure program integrity. To help as many school districts as possible, the onsite HVAC assistance will be limited to one or two buildings per district.
School districts requesting onsite HVAC assistance agree to:
School Onsite HVAC Assistance Q & A Document
Submit questions regarding Schools Onsite HVAC Assistance to David Herb at HerbD@michigan.gov.
Energy Services is extending funding to Michigan licensed HVAC contractors to complete the onsite HVAC inspection checklist to make recommendations to reduce infectious aerosol transmission at pre-approved K-12 public school buildings. The recommendations must include cost estimates for implementation.
A minimum of $150,000 in funding is expected to be available to licensed HVAC contractors for this program. The maximum award is $15,000 per applicant, with a maximum payment of $1,500 per completed checklist. To assist as many school districts as possible, HVAC contractors are limited to completing the checklist at one or two buildings per school district. Energy Services must pre-approve the school building to be inspected. Awards will be given after receiving a complete HVAC Contractor Application (see below) and pre-approval documentation is provided showing the school(s) agrees to the contractor completing the onsite inspection.
HVAC contractors requesting a financial award agree to:
HVAC contractors receiving a financial award agree to:
HVAC Contractor Application to provide Onsite HVAC Assistance
HVAC Contractor (for Onsite HVAC Assistance) Q & A Document
Submit questions regarding this solicitation to David Herb at HerbD@michigan.gov.
|Application Posting Deadline||Mid-September 2020|
|Application Deadline:||Ongoing until funds committed|
|Start Date of HVAC Assistance:||October 1, 2020|
|End Date of HVAC Assistance:||Ongoing until funds depleted|
|Deadline for Payment Submission:||Ten days of delivering HVAC report|