Danger of school being closed
When Åsen Skole in 2019 received a notice from the authorities about the CO2 levels at the school being too high, it became important for Ringsaker Municipality to find an effective and quick solution to the bad indoor climate, in order to prevent the school from shutting down – a solution they could find the funds for in the budget. It became important that the solution considered that the school did not have an attic suitable for long ducts, and if it became necessary to go into common rooms, this would lead to large building costs.
“Indoor climate is an important area for the municipalities, as they are responsible for the health of students and children in schools and kindergartens. After a check-up at the school, the authorities found too high levels of CO2 at Åsen Skole. This indicates a poor indoor climate, which can affect children’s concentration and ability to perform, as well as lead to higher absence amongst the students.”
- Trond Jensen, Ringsaker Municipality
Trond Jensen from Ringsaker Municipality contacted Airmaster. Trond knew that a decentralized solution would be the best for Åsen Skole when considering the short delivery time, the short installation time, not needing big structural interventions, control and regulation of air while registering values, and the economic benefits of operation, such as low energy consumption and high heat recovery. The project was approved by the authorities, and the installation started in the summer of 2020.
A decentralized solution
“If we had chosen a central solution, the costs would have been high as such a solution would have led to significant building-related work, as well as fire technical measures. We therefore chose to install Airmaster units in all classrooms and group rooms.”
- Trond Jensen