Schools and day care
Creating and maintaining healthy indoor air quality in schools & childcare is an unique challenge. A combination of indoor and outdoor air pollutants can seriously affect the learning environment and can cause concern about the health and comfort of children and teachers. VFA Solutions has extensive experience in providing schools & childcare facilities with effective air cleaning solutions.
Children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution. Their lung development is directly affected by air pollution. Prolonged exposure to polluted air during the development phase can lead to complications later in life. A high level of absent children, can be a linked to prolonged air pollution exposure. Recent studies suggests that poor indoor air quality may directly reduce the ability to perform specific mental tasks and even reduce the cognitive development.
VFA Solutions has extensive experience in working together with schools and childcare facilities to provide air cleaning solutions that significantly improves the air quality in these institutions. In a cooperation with TNO (Dutch centre for research), it has been demonstrated that VFA Solutions products are able to reduce the amount of air pollution exposure for children and teachers by up to 85%. These results are achieved in cooperation with the school and are divided in three steps to solve the problem: problem analysis, solution design and implementation & monitoring.
Most air filtration systems only filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. VFA Solutions is different. VFA Solutions’ filtration technology is proven to filter up to 99.97% of all particles down to 0.02 microns. Independent testing by government agencies verifies the effectiveness of VFA Solutions’ technology against ultrafine particles.
Particulate Matter (ultrafine particles) – Students and teachers in schools located nearby city centres, highways and industrial sites risk exposure to particulate matter. Particulate matter can reach deep into the lungs causing serious health damage. Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns. Around 90% of all airborne particles are this size. The primary sources of ultrafine particles are motor vehicles, refineries and industrial plants. The small size of ultrafine particles enables them to be easily inhaled and reach deep into the lungs where they can be absorbed into the blood. Ultrafine particles have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer.
Learning performance – It is proven that poor indoor air quality has a negative impact on learning performance. Tasks involving calculation, memory and focus are especially hindered by poor indoor air quality.
Infectious diseases – Clean indoor air results in better hygiene which contributes to a healthier environment. High levels of CO₂ and air borne dust are proven to correlate with increased sickness among children and teachers.
Comfort – For a productive learning experience a healthy indoor air quality is required. A constant temperature, the right relative humidity, absence of drafts and bad smells are important aspects of a productive indoor climate.
What can VFA air purification offer you?
- Remove particulate matter from the air (from indoor or outdoor air)
- Preventing odor nuisance (from indoor or outdoor air)
- Filtration optimalisation
- Indoor air quality optimalisation (ISO class increase)
- Remove germs from the air (microbes, bacteria, viruses)
- Improve indoor climate (HVAC)
- Reduce emissions (e.g. parking garages)
- Energy savings
- Remove buidling dust from the air
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Common air quality issues in schools and day care centres and our solutions
Lack of fresh air
In places where many people gather together, like schools and day care centres, lack of fresh air can often significantly increase CO2 levels. The result is people feeling tired and hazy, causing headaches, irritated eyes and more. The only solution is taking out stuffy air and bringing in fresh air.
Infection outbreak prevention
Infection outbreaks are prevented by eliminating dust, viruses and fungi concentration by continually purifying indoor air and air in ventilation shafts.
Infection outbreak control
Schools and day care centres are subject to many virus outbreaks. In order to reduce the spread of viruses and contain it to a minimum, it is necessary to recirculate and purify the air in the classrooms.
Polluted outdoor air
As most schools and day care centres are located in urban areas and near highways it is a challenge to maintain sufficient ventilation without harming children and personnel with air pollutants from outside. Prevent this from happening by purifying outdoor air before transporting it indoors and by recirculating and purifying the air in the room.
Reduce energy costs
One of the unique selling points of our technology is its very low pressure drop. Low pressure drop means less energy is consumed. Therefore, all VFA Solutions products are more energy efficient than conventional air filters. An additional advantage of a low pressure drop is the ability to clean larger volumes of air with a smaller device
Reduce maintenance costs
All businesses care about maintenance costs. All VFA Solutions products offer easy and low cost maintenance. The collector parts are easy to replace and are more economical than a comparable HEPA filter.
Selection of suggested air purifiers
Here you will find a small selection of our products. Of course the advice differs per situation. VFA is therefore happy to offer you personal and non-binding advice for your air quality issue.
Indoor air purification
- ASPRA Aura (recirculation of particles and optional gas and odor cleaning in the room)
- ASPRA Ceiling (recirculation of particles and optional gas and odor cleaning above the suspended ceiling)
Inlet and emission air purification
- ASPRA S INduct (particles and / or gas and odor purification in the ventilation duct, for max. 600 m³ / hour)
- ASPRA XL10.000 INduct (particles and / or gas and odor purification in the ventilation duct / LBK, multiple of 10.000 m³ / hour)
- Ventilation system with ASPRA air purification (emission of CO2, inlet of purified air, contact us for personal advice)