2020 was a wake-up call for us all. Never before have we been so aware of the importance of good hygiene and the air around us.
In addition to concerns about COVID 19, poor internal air quality can also be attributed to a variety of ailments such as asthma and eczema, as well as colds and flu. So how can we better protect those working indoors going forward? Fresh air ventilation is one solution.
What is fresh air ventilation?
In simple terms, fresh air ventilation systems extract the stale air from inside the building, and re-conditioned it, removing any impurities. The air is then delivered back into the building as clean, fresh air – cooled or heated as required.
Where can fresh air ventilation be installed?
Fresh air ventilation systems can be retrofitted to an existing air conditioning system, or installed as new. In big commercial buildings, larger areas can be ventilated with fresh air through heat recovery or air handling units (AHU’s) - they re-condition and circulate fresh air as part of the main heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system.
Fresh air ventilation can be installed in large or small buildings, though it is particularly beneficial for spaces where groups of people sit or gather regularly such as:
- Bars and restaurants
- Health centres or surgeries
- Schools and universities
- Health or sports clubs
- Libraries or public sector buildings
- Offices or meeting rooms
- Hotels, hostels, student accommodation
- Local shops and coffee houses
What are the benefits of fresh air ventilation?
Fresh air ventilation systems can be installed to work alongside your current heating or cooling system, or installed independently. They offer many benefits including:
- Continuous clean, fresh air
- Improved health and wellbeing of occupants
- Low energy bills
- Improved productivity
- Fewer employee sick days
- A better experience for visitors
- Good green energy business practice
For a free assessment of your ventilation needs, along with a choice of energy efficient solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Part F Building Regulations issued in 2010 outlines the requirements for the supply of fresh air ventilation in both domestic and commercial buildings. Click here to find out more.