Ventilation is required in order to remove stale air and to replace it with fresh air. Stale air has less Oxygen in it and more CO2, it is desirable to remove this air so that people are breathing in ‘fresh air’ which is Oxygen rich, this will keep you alert and more productive (a major cause of reduced productivity in an office throughout the day is the increase in CO2 levels).
The Old Way
A problem with traditional ventilation systems is that the air it provides into an office environment will be the same temperature as the outside ambient air, so in Winter the ventilation system is bringing in cold air into the office and in the Summer it is providing warm air into the office – far from ideal!
The New Way
RU Cooling Services can install a Heat Recovery Fresh Air Ventilation System (MVHR) which recovers heat energy which would otherwise be exhausted to atmosphere, In Winter this energy is then used to warm the air entering the building and in Summer this energy is used to partially cool the air entering the building. Capturing this waste energy, means the heating/cooling requirements of the building are reduced, so smaller size plant can be selected, savings can therefore be made in long term energy consumption, and carbon emissions are reduced.