For commercial buildings to operate successfully, they need an indoor air quality that creates a productive working environment while requiring the minimum amount of energy. Thanks to Recair, striking the right balance between energy-efficient ventilation and a healthy working environment has never been easier. Simply by installing a heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) system that incorporates a Recair core, you can ensure that the quality of air inside a building is significantly improved, creating a healthy, comfortable, and quieter working environment.
Building regulations requires to adequately ventilate a building. In many commercial properties built today, the principle is to seal the building and ventilate it through an appropriate system. This minimises air leakage through gaps in the building and makes it possible to control ventilation precisely. However, in many older commercial buildings, ventilation can only be achieved either by occupants opening windows or by air entering through gaps in the building. This often results in higher energy bills, noise pollution from outside, and cold draughts that cause discomfort to occupants.
In addition, a poorly ventilated room or building can lead to building-related health symptoms, such as irritation of the eyes, nose and skin, as well as headaches, fatigue and breathing difficulties. These symptoms may be due to Sick Building Syndrome – a combination of ailments frequently caused by flaws in the heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems. These ailments can often be cured by improving the quality of the air. The problem is clear: too much ventilation wastes energy, but too little ventilation can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the occupants.