Passive Ventilation with Heat Recovery for Schools
The increasing interest in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of educational buildings has been underpinned by the rising incidence of asthma and respiratory disease among children. Poor IAQ in learning spaces not only affects the health and comfort of pupils, but can also reduce academic achievement and increase absenteeism.
A recent UK study shows that pupils’ performance is increased by up to 15% in various tasks when ventilation rates in teaching spaces are increased. Common complaints in new schools are that they are stuffy, suffer from overheating, and are under ventilated.