Stokvis supplies heating and fresh air system for skills centre

Stokvis, heating, fresh air, ventilation, space heating

Trainees learning various building trades at the Erdington Skills Centre in Birmingham are benefiting from a Stokvis Econo-Air warm -air unit to provide a comfortable environment all year round. It provides heating during the winter and ample fresh air during hotter weather for a total heating and ventilating solution.

Commenting on the decision to use the DF14 VAV650 unit, the design co-ordinator for Robinson Cartwright Design, said, ‘We had previously been made aware of the Econo-Air range when we were involved with the development of a warehouse where a dozen or so people would be “picking”, but the situation did not justify choosing the Econo-Air over a standard warm-air unit or radiant panel.

‘However, when it came to the Erdington Skills Centre, which has a lot of trainees in close proximity, the ability to provide a fresh-air supply was important.

‘As it is a centre for construction-industry training, it is potentially quite a dirty environment, so having the potential to provide positive pressure and fresh air within the space helps to create a healthier environment.’

A vertical Econo-Air unit was installed on the ground floor of the workshop to warm the main teaching space and an upper mezzanine level.

For more information on this story, click here: Nov 2016, 133
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

CIBSE team awarded BEIS contract for new guidance for large heat pump installations in non-domestic buildings

CIBSE are working with an authoring team from Arup and a cross-industry steering group on a contract awarded by BEIS to produce new guidance on the installation of heat pumps in larger non-residential buildings.

Supply chain issues still affecting construction output

Glenigan’s November Construction Index indicates continued decline, countering positive expectations of an autumn recovery