To emphasise Fläkt Woods commitment to the Governments Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, the company has launched a bespoke brochure detailing its exclusive range of products for the education sector.
The company has extensive experience of working in close partnership with Local Government and other authorities and organisations responsible for delivering educational facilities, whether new or refurbished.
BSF is the largest investment in improving school buildings for more than 50 years, and uniquely, Fläkt Woods is the only air management company capable of providing entire indoor climate solutions.
For educational establishments the offering is complete. It has the most comprehensive choice of products for the convenient and efficient placement of air, from chilled beams through to air handling and heat recovery units, air displacement products and ducting, to chillers, fans and integrated control packages.
Because individual learning and support environments vary in occupancy and in function from general or teaching zones, to those with specialist uses and activities, one single HVAC solution is unlikely. So HVAC projects in this sector can typically involve a complex mix of requirements, and thanks to the new brochure, building engineers will easily be able to see all the products available.
Fläkt Woods is at the forefront of promoting healthy working environments, as poor ventilation can have a detrimental effect on a students productivity and health. In addition, current legislation is determining the indoor environment. The governments Building Bulletin 101 highlights ventilation in school buildings and states that the performance standard for a school building is based on the requirement to regulate the indoor air quality and reduce CO2 levels.
A lack of constant airflow can cause tiredness and it can also increase the chances that the health of pupils and staff may be affected. In a recent, independent report on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, 51% of pupils disagreed that the temperature in teaching classrooms was comfortable throughout the year, with an additional 32% disagreeing strongly.