Student Safety and Comfort

Increasing Student Safety and Comfort

For Colleges, Universities and Higher Education Campuses

Industry-leading products, technology and services, engineered to help you ensure a safe, comfortable environment for learning.

From rugged, hardworking products to complete, customized, fully integrated systems, Armstrong has exactly what you need. We can help you improve and maintain your humidity levels and air quality, and provide reliable hot water 24 hours a day, at consistent temperatures to prevent scalding—while ensuring consistent compliance with industry Standards of Care and other hot water safety guidelines and regulations.

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Reduce risks for legionella and scalding, and ensure compliance with ASHRAE, OSHA and other Standards of Care.

Our specialists will work with you to address critical issues in mechanical rooms, plumbing systems, hot water tanks and heaters—where incubation of Legionella bacteria most commonly occurs. We're experts in helping you comply with industry regulations and Standards of Care, such as OSHA, ASHRAE, VA, World Health Organization and more.

"Legionnaires’ Disease – The Disease of Modern Plumbing Systems and Costly Litigation"

by Tim Keane, Legionella Risk Management, Inc.

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Legionella and Legionnaires' Disease
Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a severe, often lethal form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease in persons at risk. Within the last decade, Legionnaires' disease has been reported throughout the world. Outbreaks have been linked to buildings with large or complex water systems that are improperly maintained. It is most often found in hot water tanks and heaters, large plumbing systems, faucets and showers, decorative fountains and cooling towers (air conditioning units).

The potable water systems in student housing, gymnasiums, stadiums, ice arenas, student recreation buildings, facilities buildings, research centers, ag research buildings, performing arts centers, dining halls and kitchens, aquatic centers, campus laundry, campus inns and hotels, fire houses, police stations, and other facilities are major sources of Legionella.


Standards of Care
A Standard of Care is defined as acknowledged applicable laws, standards and guidelines. Following a Standard of Care can minimize the risk of scald injury, Legionella-related illness and the associated litigation. OSHA (1998), ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000, ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 and VA Directive 1061 (2014) are Standards of Care which include critical recommendations for establishing and monitoring hot water system temperature control limits.


ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000
4.1.6 RECOMMENDED TREATMENT. Hot water stored above 140°F (60°C), minimum recirculated return 124°F (51°C).


ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems
6.1.3 CONTROL LIMITS. Establish limits within which a chemical or physical parameter must be monitored and maintained.
6.1.4 MONITORING. Establish a system for monitoring the parameters associated with the control limits established in 6.1.3.
6.1.7 DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDKEEPING. Establish documentation and maintain records.


Case Studies

Precisely Controlled Instant Hot Water Generation

Holistic hot water system for university athletic facilities and stadium.

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Improving Fluctuations in Relative Humidity

Meeting demands for higher capacity, accuracy and turndown.

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Learn how Legionella develops in hot water systems, the dangers of Legionella if left untreated and how it can be killed, and how to design a hot water system that discourages Legionella growth.

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Safety Training 101 Package

This package of 21 courses addresses environmental health and safety issues to help you provide a safe working environment. Each course can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less.

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HVAC Controls – Humidity and Temperature

This course discusses HVAC humidity and temperature sensor technologies, methods of humidity control in central systems and best practices for installation and accurate humidity control.

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