To provide increased comfort for the staff and visitors, both organisations decided to give the three floors a makeover together. "Cultuurconnect was aiming to achieve better air quality," says Nathalie Duquesne, Area Manager at Airmaster. "FARO primarily wanted better thermal comfort. Because of the many glass panels, the temperature rose very high in the summer months. Both non-profit organisations wanted to implement a D system, but the required channel network threw a spanner in the works. Fortunately, with the decentralised D system, Airmaster offers the perfect solution for such cases."
Separate air handling unit for each room
At Cultuurconnect an AM 800 unit was installed in the cinema hall. The meeting rooms C and D each received an AM 500 unit. Nathalie Duquesne: "We installed two AM 300 units in the open-plan office, and the "Bibnet room" (smart library) was also fitted with the same air handling unit. The office manager chose to manage and operate all units via the internet. This makes it possible to monitor the operation of the units remotely and to modify the parameters if necessary. To respond to the variable occupancy, a CO2 control is also provided. Each unit has a sensor that detects the carbon dioxide levels and automatically adjusts the airflow. This means that there is customised ventilation, which makes the solution very energy efficient.
Efficient and silent