The indoor climate in Dutch schools is often sub-optimal. High CO2 concentrations, draughts, unpleasant odours and increasing temperatures have a negative impact on the health and the performance of students and teachers. Research shows that adequate ventilation is essential for a healthy indoor environment. Good air quality reduces sickness absence by 25% and improves learning performance by 23%. It is therefore vitally important that attention is given to the indoor climate of school classrooms.
Programma of Requirements Frisse Scholen 2016 (‘Fresh Schools 2016’)
In line with European regulations, in the future, schools must be designed to be (almost) energy neutral. Many schools have initiated improvement projects to make their school a ‘Fresh School’. A Fresh School has a good indoor environment and a low energy bill. To this end, the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland set up the programme of requirements Frisse Scholen (Fresh schools) 2016. The decentral school ventilation unit from Ned Air, the Ned Air EduComfort 950, is the first decentral ventilation unit to comply with Class B of this programme of requirements.
Energy efficient school ventilation
Ned Air is a pioneer in the area of school ventilation. For increased sustainability and improvement of the indoor climate of schools, Ned Air provides energy efficient central and decentral ventilation systems. Both in renovations and new build projects, better ventilation can easily be achieved.
Decentral school ventilation unit
The Ned Air EduComfort 950 is a quiet, CO2 controlled ventilation unit with heat recovery. This decentral unit offers flexible installation options: either in or under the ceiling. Remote operation is also possible; the Ned Air EduConnect allows you to monitor and control the unit remotely. Furthermore, the Ned Air EduComfort 950 is the first decentral ventilation unit to comply with the programme of requirements Frisse Scholen (‘Fresh Schools’) 2015 Class B. The energy efficient Ned Air EduComfort ensures adequate air replenishment to create a healthy learning environment.
Key features of the EduComfort:
- Noise emission from the unit < 33 dB(A)
- Air volume 950m3/h = 30 students + 1 teacher
- CO2 max. 950 p.p.m.
Alongside the Ned Air EduComfort, Ned Air also provides central ventilation systems that, depending on the installation, meet the requirements of Class A of the programme Frisse Scholen 2015 (‘Fresh Schools 2015’).
ErP 2018 ready
As of 1 January 2016, air treatment units and ventilation systems must comply with new European standards for ecological design of energy-related products (ErP). As a pioneer in energy efficient air treatment, Ned Air’s climate systems, including the Ned Air EduComfort, more than satisfy the new requirements of the ErP 2018. So get ready for the future!
For more information about generating a good indoor climate and a low energy bill, please contact us.