Genesis Clearing the Air for Autism Education & Research
On December 6th, 2021, a team of Genesis Air employees worked through the night to install Genesis Air panels into the Burkhart Center’s HVAC system. The Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research at Texas Tech University is a building on the campus meant “to increasing the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by providing services, preparing educators, and conducting research” (About the Burkhart Center | Burkhart Center | TTU). The Genesis panels that were installed may seem to have a high initial cost, but when compared to charcoal filters and other more maintenance requiring options, the cost is substantially less. With the installed panels having a lifespan of around 15 years the Burkhart Center is bound to have abundantly more safe and clean air for many more years to come.
Not only does the decision to install Genesis Air technology into the buildings existing HVAC system have a positive impact on the air that everyone breathes, but it also has potential to create a positive impact on the education done within the building as well. According to a study done by Michael Gilraine through Annenberg Brown University the use of air purifiers in schools can lead to students having better academic achievements. As if lessened allergies, a lower risk of COVID, and a better education wasn’t enough this study and many more like it show that properly purifying the air has a very positive impact on how we feel thus leading to more productivity and happier people.
The study can be found here: Air Filters, Pollution and Student Achievement | EdWorkingPapers