Air quality has a direct impact on learning. A 2004 report by the Department for Education and Schools states that ‘higher levels of CO2 reduce the attention span of students, adversely affecting their learning ability’.
Good ventilation in schools is crucial for maintaining:
- a healthy indoor environment
- pleasant conditions for stimulating learning
- a comfortable temperature
- healthy air in specialist areas such as technology rooms and science laboratories
The official requirements
Building Bulletin 101 (BB101) was published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in support of the Building Regulations and the School Premises Regulations.
It’s the official document that sets out the legal requirements for ventilation and the control of overheating in school buildings using calculation tools Class Vent and ClassCool.
ClassVent is used for choosing a ventilation strategy and sizing the associated ventilation openings.
ClassCool is used for predicting the degree of summertime overheating and ensuring that classroom temperatures meet the requirements of BB101.
How do our heat recovery ventilation systems help?
Our energy efficient ventilation systems:
- comply with legal requirements of ventilation and avoidance of overheating in classrooms as calculated by ClassVent and ClassCool
- ensure minimum levels of carbon dioxide build-up as specified within the BB101
- offer a ventilation system that re-introduces fresh, clean air into the school environment in a sustainable, cost-effective way
What systems are available?
Check out our products section to find out how our systems are ideal for
maintaining, healthy learning environments