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Request for authorization from the Southwest Gas Corporation to)

increase its retail natural gas utility tariffs for) File No. 21-09001

Southern and Northern Nevada. )






On September 1, 2021, Southwest Gas Corporation (“SWG”) filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (“Commission”), referred to as file number 21-09001 (“Application”),

for approval to increase prices for its retail natural gas utilities for southern and northern Nevada.

This application is filed in accordance with the Revised Statutes of Nevada (“NRS”) and the Administrative Code of Nevada (“NAC”), Chapters 703 and 704, including, but not limited to, NRS 704.110 and 704.992.

In accordance with NAC 703.5274, SWG requests that certain information it filed with the sealed application be considered confidential and not publicly disclosed for a period of three (3) years after a

final decision of the Commission on this request.

This notice serves only to inform the public that the Commission has received the above-noted filing. It is up to the interested persons to examine the deposit and to follow the procedure.

to determine their desired levels of participation based on the impact this issue may have on their particular situation. The details provided below are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be exhaustive.

preview of the file. The Council will decide at a public meeting whether or not to grant the requested relief, which could have an impact on consumers. The Commission

may consider and adopt alternative proposals which are not in the dossier, but which are related to the subject-matter of the dossier and supported by substantial evidence.

SWG’s proposed annual revenue increase for the Southern Nevada division is approximately $ 26.1 million, an increase of 5.60%; the proposed annual income increase for northern Nevada

division is about $ 4.4 million, an increase of 3.81 percent. In support of this claim, SWG states that its current rates and charges do not provide sufficient income to allow it a fair

and a reasonable return on investment. SWG states that the main circumstances and conditions justifying its requested relief include: (1) a change in the cost of capital; (2) update costs related to

capital investments including, but not limited to, gas infrastructure replacement projects, service expansion to Mesquite, Nevada, and the Customer Data Modernization Initiative (“CDMI”); (3)

additional operating and maintenance expenses related to CDMI; (4) increases in expenditure due to capital investment, operation and maintenance, wages, benefits and inflation; (5) regulation

asset linked to the COVID-19 pandemic; and (6) the number of clients and client volumes updated.

The effect of the proposed revenue increase request on each class of customer or class of service in the South service territory is as follows:

The effect of the proposed revenue increase demand on each customer class or customer class

the service in the South service territory is as follows:

Southern Nevada

Client category Average monthly increase proposed /

Lower bill

Current proposed amount / percentage

Rates Monthly rates (%)

Single-family residential $ 45.57 $ 48.96 $ 3.39 7.44%

Multi-family residential $ 28.82 $ 30.27 $ 1.45 5.03%

Residential air conditioning $ 450.08 $ 467.97 $ 17.89 3.97%

General gas service

G-1 $ 113.72 $ 115.74 $ 2.02 1.78%

G-2,791.42 $ 800.98 $ 9.56 1.21%

G-3 $ 3,339.70 3,411.88 $ 72.18 2.16%

G-4 13,801.94 $ 14,232.93 $ 430.99 3.12%

Air conditioning $ 745.19 $ 754.04 $ 8.85 1.19%

Water pumping $ 18,941.17 $ 20,743.42 $ 1,802.25 9.51%

Compress $ 3,493.61 $ 3,248.14 ($ 245.47) (7.03%)

Electricity generation $ 3,724.50 $ 4,316.17 $ 591.67 15.89%

Street / exterior lighting $ 37.52 $ 39.66 $ 2.14 5.70%

The effect of the proposed revenue increase demand on each customer class or customer class

service in the northern service territory is as follows:

Northern Nevada

Client category Average monthly increase proposed /

Lower bill

Current proposed amount / percentage

Rates Monthly rates (%)

Single-family residential $ 76.66 $ 80.15 $ 3.49 4.55%

Multi-family residential $ 47.58 $ 50.07 $ 2.49 5.23%

Residential air conditioning $ 73.31 $ 80.11 $ 6.80 9.28%

General gas service

G-1 $ 139.42 $ 145.27 $ 5.85 4.20%

G-2 $ 1,155.96 $ 1,172.55 $ 16.59 1.44%

G-3 $ 5,672.28 $ 5,930.61 $ 258.33 4.55%

G-4 $ 18,015.81 $ 17,561.68 ($ 454.13) (2.52%)

Air conditioning $ 351.42 $ 342.97 ($ 8.45) (2.40%)

Water pumping $ 119.25 $ 122.46 $ 3.21 2.69%

Compress $ 54.75 $ 62.33 $ 7.58 13.84%

Electricity generation $ 1,654.63 $ 1,605.16 ($ 49.47) (2.99%)

Street / exterior lighting $ 50.60 $ 51.30 $ 0.70 1.38%

In addition to SWG’s request for an increase in its retail tariffs for natural gas, SWG is also requesting authorization to continue the general revenue decoupling method in accordance with NAC 704.9716 (5); approval

proposed revisions to Nevada Gas Tariff # 7, including clarification of changes to Rules # 1 and 16; and a determination of the prudence of gas infrastructure replacement projects (“RIF”) which have been

approved for inclusion in IRM mechanism.

The proposed revenue increases contained in the application are proposals of SWG and may be challenged by parties who will be granted intervenor status. At the hearing, the income requirements,

rates of return, cost of service studies and tariff designs may be adopted that are different from those proposed, resulting in higher or lower rates than those contained in the SWGs


The Commission may approve the proposed rates or decrease or increase the rates as necessary to ensure that these rates are just and reasonable.

Interested and affected persons may submit requests for authorization to intervene in accordance with NAC 703.578 to 703.600 at one of the offices of the Commission no later than WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER,


Anyone wishing to participate as a commentator may submit written comments in accordance with NAC 703.491. A commentator is not a registered party and should not take any action that only a registered party

can take. In accordance with NAC 703.500, only parties to the case have the right to appear, present relevant evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, present arguments, present and argue

motions and generally participate in the proceedings.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with NAC 703.655, the Commission has scheduled a PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE in this file to be held as follows:


1:00 p.m.

Connect according to your location:

(775) 687-0999 (Northern Nevada)

(702) 486-5260 (southern Nevada)

The parties will appear and otherwise participate in the pre-hearing conference remotely by telephone. Members of the public may access the pre-hearing conference at the time specified herein through the

The Commission’s live stream link on its website at

Parties to this case should obtain an access code for this pre-hearing conference call by emailing Commission Administrative Attorney Jared Aranda at no later than

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The parties must provide the title / role in the business or associated organization and the business address of each person who intends to participate in the hearing.

The purpose of the pre-hearing conference is to articulate and simplify the issues raised in this proceeding and to establish a hearing and procedural schedule. At the pre-hearing conference, the Commission

may take any action authorized by NAC 703.655. The Commission is not responsible for providing clerical or administrative assistance or documents to parties during Commission proceedings. If such

assistance is required, the parties should make other arrangements for this type of assistance.

The Application is available for public viewing on the Commission’s website at: and at the Commission’s offices: 1150 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 and 9075

West Diablo Drive, Suite 250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148.

A person must request in writing to be placed on the service list for that proceeding in order to receive further notice in this matter.

For the Commission,



Deputy secretary of the committee

Dated: Carson City, Nevada



Publication: September 22, 2021 Advert # 17126

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Carrier exhibits the art of air conditioning Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:07:19 +0000
Photo: © Governatorato SCV – Direzione dei Musei

VATICAN CITY: An innovative air conditioning solution from Carrier helps ensure optimal ventilation and comfort in the historic Raphael Rooms in the Vatican.

Adorned with frescoes painted between 1508 and 1524 by Renaissance artist Raphael, the Raphael Rooms are universally known as one of the greatest works of art ever created.

A redesign of the system was needed to meet the unique needs of the historic space, when summer temperatures in Rome can rise to 104 ° F / 40 ° C.

Carrier engineers developed and installed a custom solution using a new system design that provides heating and cooling in a quarter of the traditional footprint, all without altering existing historic infrastructure.

The right solution for the space had to be installed without impacting any of the historic elements in the rooms, but would still work to provide proper ventilation and maintain comfortable temperatures.

The Vatican Museums have turned again to Carrier, who in 2014 installed an innovative HVAC system to help protect the 16th-century frescoes by Michelangelo from deterioration of the Sistine Chapel.

In the Raphael rooms, Carrier engineers have specially designed small but high capacity fan coils to circulate the air. These were installed under the windows, remaining invisible to visitors.

Carrier AquaSnap 30RQV energy efficient chillers have also been installed in a location invisible to visitors, and an iVu building automation system is now in place to help optimize HVAC systems.

“The space available for equipment inside the Raphael rooms was very limited. We had to design a small 2.5 kW fan coil unit with a capacity of 10 kW, a powerful piece of equipment, ”said Michel Grabon, director of Carrier AdvanTEC / Building Solutions Group Europe. “This solution is unique because this type of product did not exist. We had to imagine and develop a product that would adapt to this function in a small space.

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Spare the air alert issued due to smoke, exhaust fumes, high temperatures Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:35:11 +0000

The Bay Area will be on Spare the Air alert on Tuesday due to smoke from wildfires, high temperatures and vehicle exhausts.

The trio of worsening respiratory conditions are expected to cause unhealthy smog throughout the region, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

“The combination of exhaust fumes, hot temperatures and smoke from wildfires is expected to result in poor air quality in the area,” Jack Broadbent, district general manager, said in a statement Monday. “Driving less can help reduce harmful smog and protect the health of Bay Area residents. “

Temperatures in North Bay can reach 90 degrees while interior temperatures in the Bay Area could be closer to 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Smoke is expected to come from numerous northern California fires, including the 963,276-acre Dixie Fire.

Vulnerable people may experience symptoms such as throat irritation, congestion, and chest pain. The smoke can also cause eye irritation, coughing, and a dry throat.

Young children and the elderly with respiratory and heart problems are particularly vulnerable, according to the district.

During Spare the Air alerts, outdoor exercise should take place in the morning. Anyone inside should close doors and windows if there is smoke, but should look for cooling centers if high temperatures are causing problems. The car’s air conditioning and ventilation systems must be adjusted to recirculate the air.

You can reach editor Colin Atagi at On Twitter @colin_atagi

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Golden Manor residents will receive air conditioning Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:29:17 +0000

Golden Manor – old and new – was put on the agenda for the September 14 city council meeting.

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Golden Manor – old and new – was put on the agenda for the September 14 city council meeting.

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The Board approved a contract for Accurate Electric Inc. of Timmins to install electrical outlets and air conditioners in resident rooms of the existing facility and a single source contract for BTY Consultancy to provide project management services. construction for the Golden Manor redevelopment project.

District 1 Council. Rock Whissell declared a pecuniary interest and left the boardroom when the first was discussed.

Golden Manor administrator Carol Halt said: “As of May 15, 2021, Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, air conditioning was essentially to be available. in all residents’ rooms.

“We currently have air conditioning in common areas, hallways, dining rooms, nursing stations, those types of areas, which were the previous requirements.

“Now with the change, we are considering installation in residents’ rooms. “

The contract awarded to Accurate Electric Inc. is in the amount of $ 324,550 plus HST.

This was one of five compliant bids received in response to the solicitation, the remaining bids from Colin J. Poole of Matheson ($ 369,424, plus HST), Northern Mechanical Services of Timmins ( $ 444,850, plus HST), Timmins All North Electric ($ 465,000, plus HST) and Action Refrigeration and Electrical of Timmins ($ 499,626, plus HST).

Halt noted that the project estimate was $ 403,345, plus HST.

As part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s commitment to ensure that all homes have air-conditioned rooms for residents, it has made the Supplemental Enhanced Cooling Fund available for 2021-2022.

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This fund will provide additional financial support to households to
install air conditioning in residents’ rooms.

It will be available on a claims reimbursement basis once the air conditioning units have been installed and all expenses have been incurred.

This unique fund is available until March 31, 2022.

Meanwhile, the value of the contract awarded to BTY Consultancy for the construction phase of the Golden Manor redevelopment project is $ 510,940 plus HST.

City of Timmins Executive Director Dave Landers said: “BTY Consultancy was retained by the city in January through a competitive process, of course, to provide project management services for the construction phase. design and for furniture, accessories and equipment.

“At that time, we had not awarded the project management component.

“We have had the opportunity to work directly with BTY and based on our experience, based on the reference checks that we have done, it is the recommendation of the steering committee to go ahead with it. ‘award of the project management services contract. “

Landers pointed out that the management committee is chaired by the Council. Joe Campbell and includes the county. Andrew Marks, Mayor George Pirie, Council. John Curley and Con. Mickey Auger, with Halt, Treasurer Natalie Moore and himself serving as Human Resources.

The fees for the project management consultants were included in the project budget, with an estimated cost of $ 510,940, plus HST, representing approximately one percent of the total project budget.

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Mobile Air Conditioning Unit Market Size, Growth and Analysis by Major Key Players – DeLonghi, Electrolux, Olimpia Splendid, Midea Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:06:14 +0000

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When your home was built can determine how well it keeps smoke from forest fires. Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:03:17 +0000

Brief news

There are growing evidence than the traditional public health advice to stay indoors for smoky days is not enough to stay safe. Smoke and its particles enter our homes, schools and office buildings.

And if you’re worried about what that means for where you live, it might depend on when your building was built. It is according to a to study by the University of California, Berkeley, researchers, published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers used crowdsourced data from indoor and outdoor air sensors in California to get a better idea of ​​how residents are protected from hazardous air.

Lead author of the study Allen Goldstein, a professor of environmental engineering and environmental science, policy and management, said he found that newer buildings and those built with central air conditioning were much better at preventing smoke from forest fires.

“Houses that have been built more recently, in particular, tend to be more airtight, they tend to leak less,” he explained. Additionally, he said air-conditioned homes tend to circulate air through a filter.

The study also found that human behavior can play an important role in indoor air quality. For example, when people closed their doors and windows and used some kind of filtration system, the amount of inhalable fine particles (PM 2.5) was halved.

Either way, once the smoke gets inside, Goldstein said it needs to be taken care of. This means either using an air purifier with a real HEPA filter or an air conditioning filter with the good mark.

In a Press release, co-author Joshua Apte said the researchers hope to sample indoor air quality data from a more economically diverse “household set” because existing indoor air data from the crowd tend to come from more affluent households.

“I think these new methods of detecting the indoor environment will allow us to tackle environmental justice issues a lot more and learn more about who can breathe cleaner air indoors,” said Apte. .

This story was produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Nevada Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, KUNR in Nevada, the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West in Montana , KUNC in Colorado, KUNM in New Mexico, with the support of affiliate stations across the region. Funding for the Mountain West News Bureau is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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LG officially opens Air Conditioning Academy in Indonesia Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:01:45 +0000

Information (The Jakarta Post)

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Electronics company PT LG Electronics Indonesia (LG) officially opened the LG Air Conditioning Academy, a training center for LG air conditioning experts in Indonesia.

Located at Jl. Panglima Polim No. 69 in Jakarta, the 226m² facility is divided into two main sections: a 90m² showroom and a 136m² training space.

Visitors will be able to browse LG’s flagship Multi V 5 range for the VRF market, which includes indoor and outdoor units along with their control accessories. Meanwhile, the training space will provide attendees with direct training from the LG team, which includes Spec In Engineer and Field Engineer.

“The opening of a special academy for personnel involved in the air conditioning of commercial buildings is part of our efforts to increase the satisfaction of customers who entrust their HVAC systems to LG,” said Lee Taejin, president of LG Electronics Indonesia, adding that as a product designed for commercial buildings, the air conditioning system had unique characteristics as it involved a large number of people from planning and installation to maintenance.

The training session will take place two to three times a week, carried out from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with material varying according to the needs of the participants.

Although participants or LG business partners who send their employees to participate will not be charged for the training, participants will be required to take special exams based on the material provided in order to maintain the quality of the training. LG will also provide a certificate of completion of the training according to the material taken.

“We believe that a better understanding of the different parties involved in this business will be an important key to strengthening our position in the competitive Indonesian HVAC market,” said Changmin Han, product manager of air solutions at PT LG Electronics Indonesia.

. (Courtesy LG /.)

In its initial phase, the special training on commercial air conditioning and system air conditioning is limited to LG business partners, including the air cooling system planning team of a contractor or an engineering consulting company. , installers, technical project teams and building maintenance teams.

For interested business partners, Edy Sucipto, Air Solutions Sales Director of PT LG Electronics Indonesia, refers to the LG Air Conditioning Academy team either through LG sales force representatives or by the team dealing with business partners.

Although currently limited to LG’s business partners, the LG Air Conditioning Academy will also be open to training other parties in the future, including educational staff and engineering students who wish to learn the ins and outs of air conditioning systems for commercial buildings.

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Is it worth investing in a solar air conditioner? Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:19:50 +0000

Do you want to save money on your utility bills and help the environment? Tired of having to buy new air conditioners every few years because they break down or stop working? If so, investing in a solar air conditioner is worth it. These conditioners are perfect for those who live in sunny climates and have good sun exposure during the day. With one of these systems, you can save on electricity costs while taking care of your heating needs. Here is why it is worth investing in a solar air conditioner in Singapore.

1. Solar air conditioners are cost effective

Electricity prices keep rising. Today, if you use a lot of appliances in your home, paying the bills can get very expensive. In many parts of the world, summer is the time when electricity consumption increases due to the increased need for cooling systems. This often results in a higher bill at the end of each month, which can be overwhelming if you’re trying to save money and lead a greener life.

Fortunately, solar air conditioners can help alleviate this stress. They can help you save up to 40% on your electricity bill. Although their initial investment can be high, these units are very energy efficient and can recoup that cost after a few years. They use the sun’s energy to power the system instead of tapping into electricity from your local grid, which helps cut costs and your carbon footprint. Once the unit is fully installed and ready, you won’t spend a single penny. The only thing you will have to worry about is the maintenance.

In addition, an energy efficient house is more valuable than a house that uses electricity and gas. If you are renovating or building a new home, installing a solar powered air conditioning unit will increase its value and speed up time to sell. Upgrading your home is usually a worthwhile investment, but doing it with a product like this is even more beneficial.

2. Solar air conditioners are durable

If you have kids and pets, you need a long lasting conditioner. Nothing is worse than having to buy a new air conditioning unit every year because your pets have chewed on the wires or a stray soccer ball has made a hole in the cooling system. Investing in solar power will produce a better return on your money and savings in the long run – plus it’s safe for children and pets.

Solar power is also very reliable and efficient, which sets it apart from other energy sources. If your system is damaged or malfunctions, you don’t have to worry about a dangerous failure or costly repairs. Your electricity bills will stay the same and your air conditioner will keep running without any problems.

3. Solar air conditioning is environmentally friendly

The world is increasingly aware of the dangers posed to the environment by the use of fossil fuels. These fuels pollute the air and deplete the precious resources that humans and animals depend on for survival. Fortunately, there are more and more options for using alternative energy, such as solar powered air conditioners.

Thanks to modern technology, today’s solar systems are not based on dangerous chemicals that can cause allergic reactions or damage your lungs. These conditioners are made from high quality materials that are non-toxic and completely safe for use in your home. The wiring used is insulated with materials that are not harmful, making it a great green alternative. They are also designed with ozone-safe refrigerants, which will protect you and your environment. Also, since these air conditioners run on solar energy, there is no chance that carbon dioxide or harmful gases will be released into your atmosphere.

4. Solar powered air conditioners work in any place with sunlight

Living in an area without access to a power source is a real struggle during the wet summer. Fortunately, you can save money and stay cool with solar-powered air conditioners, even if you don’t have access to a power line or generator.

In most cases, a solar air conditioner can literally be “plugged into” your property’s grid. They work effectively wherever they are exposed to the sun. You just need to place it in an area with sufficient exposure to the elements and turn it on. Since they operate without any additional wiring, solar air conditioners can provide instant cooling relief without any waiting time.

In addition, these air conditioners are small enough to be used in any room of the house because they are not bulky. This means you can put them where you need them, whether it’s in the bedroom to sleep comfortably or in the home office to keep your air-conditioned electronics running smoothly.

Are Solar Air Conditioners Worth Your Investment?

Investing in a solar air conditioner is definitely something to consider. Solar energy has many benefits, whether it’s recharging your household appliances or heating your home. When you use it to heat your home, you will save electricity because you will only use the amount of energy you need. Ultimately, having this device will help you save energy.

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Indoor air quality in schools must be a priority Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:33:46 +0000 The health of students, teachers and staff in our schools depends in large part on the quality of the air they breathe. In Connecticut, unfortunately, many students and adults are at risk, and concerns extend far beyond the pandemic.

Hot temperatures, high humidity, mold and poor air quality adversely affect school health and performance. Even before the pandemic, sick schools were a problem. Today, the importance of air quality has never been more critical, especially in helping to prevent the spread of diseases such as childhood asthma and various respiratory problems that plague children and adults. Concerns about air quality have only intensified with the high infection rates of the COVID-19 delta variant.

Schools faced serious problems and were even forced to close due to the lack of air conditioning and classroom temperatures in the 80s and 90s. It is likely that in the future we will see more days of extreme heat, not less. These dangerous conditions make students and staff sick. Schools in all parts of the state are affected, but childhood asthma rates are highest in urban areas where schools often lack resources and are less likely to be air-conditioned.

Studies show that unhealthy air and hot temperatures have a domino effect leading to higher rates of illness for students and adults, increased absenteeism, and lower academic performance. A Harvard University study on excessive heat and lack of air conditioning concluded, “When the heat is turned on, student learning suffers. “

The Connecticut Education Association has always advocated that all public schools in the state have high quality cooling, heating, and air filtration systems. In a recent survey, 97 percent of teachers said ventilation and air quality were a top safety priority, but only 27 percent said this was taken into account in their school.

There is a simple solution to protect the health of the students and adults who spend hundreds of hours in our schools each year: fix the poor air handling systems that make our schools unsanitary.

Connecticut already offers some protection. State regulations require a minimum temperature of 65 degrees and a maximum of 78 degrees – for pet stores. “Animal housing needs to be properly ventilated to minimize drafts, foul odors and moisture condensation and to ensure the health and comfort of animals at all times. Believe it or not, there are no such regulations to protect the “health and comfort” of children and adults in schools.

In recent years, a barrier to upgrading schools – even just at the pet store level – has been cost. Some at the state level have been unwilling to expand the use of school building funds for something as necessary as fixing obsolete and harmful ventilation systems or air conditioning. That excuse was gone, however, with the massive influx of federal funds into Connecticut – $ 1.1 billion – for improvements, support and capital improvements in our schools. With a small fraction of federal education dollars, Connecticut has the resources to make every school healthier, safer, and available year-round, including for summer school and community uses.

It’s time to take action. Governor Lamont and the state’s Department of Education should prioritize federal funds for the installation or repair of air conditioning and improving air quality for all schools in need. SDE should coordinate with school districts and the Department of Administrative Services to ensure that all districts improve air quality. SDE should also use discretionary grant funds to help school districts that receive little or no federal funds to look after their air quality systems.

Connecticut has the means to repair and improve the overall health protections of every school. There is no excuse for leaving a school or community behind when it comes to air quality that promotes health and school performance. Currently, Connecticut provides more humane standards for pets in pet stores than we do for children and adults in schools. We can and must do better.

Donald Williams is executive director of the Connecticut Education Association.

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