The news that they could use the building next to the school to accommodate students was initially received very positively by the management of the J.P. Waale primary school in Gorinchem.
However, it quickly became apparent that the building, which dates back to the 1930s, needed more than a coat of paint to make it a suitable learning and working environment. There was an unpleasant smell and teachers often returned home at the end of the school day with a headache or just feeling unwell.
The school decided to take CO2 measurements in the classrooms and the results showed that the CO2 concentrations were much too high and that the air quality was very poor.
The school went looking for a solution to help their poor indoor climate and opted for the decentralized ventilation units from Airmaster. These ventilation units have been specifically developed for the ventilation of classrooms and are unique in their concept because they are placed in the room itself. The Airmaster ventilation system is also equipped with a heat exchanger with high efficiency, and an integrated CO2 sensor in order to be able to provide demand controlled ventilation according to the number of people present. Thanks to this ventilation solution, the air quality in existing school buildings can be improved quickly and easily, without major work and without disrupting lessons.
In the J.P. Walloon primary school, they are in any case happy with the investment they have made: thanks to the fresh, healthier air, both pupils and teachers indicate that they can concentrate better and that at the end of the school day they feel noticeably better and less tired.
The management of the school faced an enormous challenge to transform the old building into a healthy, comfortable place to learn and work.