Global warming, climate change, and a rising heat index year to year have been hot topics in the news all year. However, the impact of these concerns affects more than just energy costs and carbon footprints.
Heatwaves are having a direct impact on the academic achievements of students. A recent study performed by the National Bureau Of Economic Research showed that a student loses essentially 1 percent of a year’s worth of learning for every additional degree in temperature (Fahrenheit) that they experience during the school year.
The researchers in the study collected historical weather data from thousands of weather stations and compared it to 10 million students PSAT scores over 13 years. The study found that increased heat exposure during the school day had a direct impact on test scores; reasoning that higher temperature during educational lessons and homework are responsible.
What Can Be Done?
Installing or properly maintaining air conditioning units can turn much of these concerns around. The study showed that nearly all (78%) of the negative impact higher temperatures have on learning can be eliminated by ensuring a properly cooled educational environment. This is especially important as we consider the looming concerns of climate change. The study showed that the negative impact steadily rising temperatures has on students could increase by 20% by 2050.
With the effects of climate change well underway and the apparent effect of heat on cognitive function, it is vital to ensure that an adequately cooled environment is created and maintained for students. While HVAC systems can be maintained conventionally, they can only be restored to like-new condition through a nanotechnological solution. Our nanotechnology fluid solution, CryoGenX, permanently restores lost cooling capacity and reduces carbon emissions, energy consumption, and costs.
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