This translation tool is provided by Google Translate and offers a wide variety of languages. While the tool is intended to provide users with a basic translation of the information available on our website, it may lose some accuracy or context when translating into certain languages.Surrey Schools cannot guarantee the accuracy of any translated information and it is highly recommended that users contact the appropriate departments before acting upon translated information.
Start entering a first or last name to find someone.
All heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Surrey School District are operated and maintained in
accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and specifications, as well as Occupational Health and Safety and WorkSafeBC standards.
These systems are regularly inspected by our Facilities department, and any identified issues are promptly addressed.
We utilize HVAC equipment filters at the highest filtration rate that can be accommodated, usually a MERV-13, 11, or 8 filter. There are a small number of HVAC units in the district where a MERV-rated filter cannot be accommodated and these units have been targeted for upgrading as soon as possible.
We have also upgraded our building automation system by adding a dashboard to be able to quickly identify and correct problems with the HVAC system in a timely fashion.
To optimize ventilation, we have implemented the following protocols at all sites:
We are also changing filters at increased frequency (4 times a year) to ensure efficient operation.
The district also has an indoor air quality (IAQ) testing protocol. If and when a concern is brought forward from a school/site, the district's Health and Safety office investigates the concern and, if warranted, brings in an Environmental Consultant to run additional IAQ testing for that site. Upon receipt of these results, the Facilities department initiates any work required to address the concern.
Ventilation fact sheet
The database below has details on specific sites. For a ventilation system overview for each site, please refer to this file.