High Air Quality Standard
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) strives to provide a high air quality index in Beijing to all students within the school the safest possible environment and implements the suggested procedures from the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, IQ Air stand-alone air filters are placed within every classroom throughout the school. In addition to removing pollution particles such as dust, bacteria and viruses, select air filter models are highly effective in removing molecular air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other gaseous chemicals, and unpleasant odours.
In larger spaces such as the auditorium and gymnasium, internal air purification PM 2.5 fresh-air systems have been installed. The systems have integrated highly-effective filtration capabilities, which ensure a continuous supply of clean and fresh air in indoor areas.
Kindergarten and Primary foyers are used as play areas when the Air Quality Index (AQI) is high and are also equipped with the latest IQ Air technology. The foyers are similar to small recreational areas with an array of sports equipment, games and play zones for children. There is plenty of space to run around, allowing for a break and lunch time experience that is close to the normal outside play times on days when pollution levels are beyond recommended safe levels. The Supporting and Maintenance Division at YCIS Beijing regularly replaces the filters and cleans the air-ducts of the purifiers.
Qlear systems post automatic air quality updates for all major facilities located on campus. These updates are viewable via the YCIS Beijing Qlear website or by scanning the QR code below:
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The Pollution Solution
Air Quality Improvement Measures are a continuous target at YCIS Beijing and further environmental features will be implemented in the coming months. All air quality measures are advised through YCIS Beijing's environmental solution consultant PureLiving China.
Air Quality Initiatives at YCIS Beijing Windows – All windows throughout the school are high-quality, air-tight and wind pressure resistant windows manufactured by German company Schüco.• Doors – All external doors are air-tight and high insulation doors produced by German manufacturer Hörmann.• Air Curtains – Panasonic air curtains are installed at all external doors to further improve air quality, acting as additional barriers between the indoor and outdoor environment.
• Air Filtration – Internal P.M 2.5 fresh-air systems are installed in classrooms, offices and corridors in order to provide all students and staff with continuous fresh air.
The School within a Park
YCIS Beijing is very fortunate to be located within Honglingjin Park. This allows our teachers and students a lot of space for After-School Activities such as football and cross country in addition to regular Physical Education (PE) classes. However, the park is not only used for sports. With such easy access to the wonderful environment the park provides, students in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary school years are able to go to the park for classes when deemed appropriate.
An example of such classes is within Kindergarten when the students are learning about Autumn and the changing colour of the leaves. This topic provides one of many great opportunities for learning in action. For all visits to Honglingjin Park, students are always accompanied by their teachers and school security guards.