Gilberts delivers ventilation solution for new academy

Published:  06 July, 2016

Gilberts, ventilation, natural ventilation

Gilberts’ Mistrale Fusion (MFS) ventilation has been installed by M&E engineers Selmec for Kier Construction in the new High Flying Academy in Nottinghamshire. Two Fusion units have been installed in 15 classrooms and three in the largest.

Installed through the external facade or window, Mistral MFS units mix internal and external air to ventilate the internal space through one unit without needing separate inlets and extracts.

A mixing damper modulates airflow to mix fresh air with internal air, thus extracting its heat without the need for a heat exchanger.

Two single-sided units will ventilate a 32-person classroom and achieve the 8 l/s of fresh air required by current Department of Education Building Bulletin (BB101) and PBSP guidelines. The fans in these units cost as little as £5 per year per room to operate.

Selmec project manager David Sheldrake explained, ‘Originally an alternative natural ventilation with heat recovery system was specified; Gilberts’ Fusion provides, in my opinion, a higher quality solution. It gives greater control over the air quality and gives better air distribution within the classroom.

‘Mistrale Fusion is also less complex to install, requiring only one external louvre for both intake and exhaust air. The thorough approach by Gilberts offered a far higher quality solution.’

For more information on this story, click here: July 2016, 132

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