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Sunday, 25 February

Kicking Air Con into Touch

Schoolair from Trox is claimed to be completely self-contained to deliver fresh air into the classroom wherever needed without having to rely on an external air handling system, ducting or fans.

The system operates without the need for complicated controls but can be connected to a Building Management System (BMS) if preferred. Four different models in the SCHOOLAIR range provide options for installation of units under the ceiling, below windows, in front of sills or vertically on walls next to windows, to suit the design of the school building.

They can be used throughout the school or college to create a decentralised ventilated building without the cost and maintenance issues that can be associated with air conditioning. Alternatively, units can be installed on an incremental basis to tackle problem zones as part of the school’s maintenance programme if financial resources are not available for capital investment.

TROC states that its SCHOOLAIR units improve energy efficiency ‘significantly’ to reduce the school’s utility bills by integrated heat recovery technology which prevents the heat from the room air being conducted outside without being used so that between 65% and 75% of the heat is recovered, via heat exchangers, as the air passes through the units, providing free preheating of the air in winter or (optional) pre-cooling in summer.

In addition as they provide ventilation without the need to open windows, they create an environment more conducive for learning while preventing energy wastage and reducing outside noise and distractions.

Picture: The Trox Schoolair-H – one of four energy efficient, self-contained, ventilation models

 

Article written by Mike Gannon

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