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Commercial ventilation systems

People power businesses. But they can’t contribute to commercial success if they’re struck by illness or detrimental conditions caused by their working environment.

Insufficient ventilation in commercial buildings can lead to these consequences. Plus, the health of the building itself can suffer, particularly if damp or mould takes hold. But all this can be avoided with a proper commercial ventilation system.

Importance of mechanical ventilation in commercial buildings

Mechanical ventilation, also known as an air handling unit (AHU), improves indoor air quality and energy efficiency and can be used within a commercial building. It simply draws in the outside air, with various options for filters, heat recovery with heating or cooling, and it then distributes it through ducts to maintain indoor comfort. AHUs can also exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, improving ventilation and energy efficiency.

Sufficient ventilation is crucial for a business's smooth operation and employee wellbeing. Maintaining good air quality enhances productivity and extends work hours.

However, poor ventilation leads to discomfort, diminished performance, and potential health issues, impacting thought processes and concentration. Neglecting employee welfare through inadequate ventilation may result in legal ramifications for businesses. Plus, a poorly ventilated building can end up costing a business in necessary repairs or reduced value.

How to choose the right type of ventilation for commercial buildings

Commercial buildings come in all shapes and sizes – and fulfil all manner of functions – so there are always many variables to influence the most appropriate AHU solutions. It’s important to evaluate your needs at the design stage and always follow relevant regulations and legal guidelines. This allows you to estimate costs accurately and choose the correct duct layout with the least resistance for your AHU. You should consider:

  • Building size, layout and age: different buildings are suited to systems of different types and capacities. New-build constructions versus retrofits will require different approaches
  • Occupancy: the greater the number of occupants, the greater the demand for ventilation systems
  • Building use: some buildings (such as labs or factories) will produce more and different types of pollutants
  • Ventilation rate: this will depend upon factors such as occupancy, activity and pollutant generation
  • Ductwork:the correct choice of ductwork (including material, size and insulation) will make sure of efficient airflow and minimised pressure loss
  • Noise and vibration: large commercial systems might create significant noise and vibrations, so you may require insulated ducts and/or vibration isolators
  • Vent placement: it’s particularly important to consider where supply and exhaust vents go when industrial waste substances are involved
  • Temperature maintenance: do you need the unit to provide heating and cooling options?
  • Commercial considerations; will also be important, so the cost of the system cannot be disregarded

Take a look at our range of commercial air ventilation systems to find the right one for you. If you need additional information or support, our experts are on hand.

Benefits of commercial ventilation systems

  • Energy efficiency: variable speeds, heat recovery and demand-controlled systems all result in less energy waste. Energy efficiency is at the heart of what we do, and we have a range of solutions that mean you can take advantage of cost savings and reduced energy consumption.
  • Heating and cooling options: from our range of AHUs that allow you to maintain temperature efficiently
  • Regulations and requirements: for commercial ventilation systems are adhered to
  • Improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of employees: by providing them with a safe and well-ventilated work environment
  • Avoid mould, damp and other issues: that could impact the structural integrity of the building and cause costly repairs

Why choose Airflow for your commercial ventilation solutions

More than 60 years of experience in ventilation stands behind us. In that time, we’ve won accreditation from some of the most respected bodies in the construction industry. It’s a testament to our high standards, green principles and consistent ability to meet customers’ requirements.

Improving air quality is what drives us. We’ll never compromise on that goal – and we’ll make sure you don’t have to either.

Our extensive range of products includes:

  • Various options for MVHR systems with heat recovery.
  • One of the largest ranges of Passive House-certified MVHR units.
  • Aventa extractor fans, with compact and quiet models at one end of the scale and more powerful turbo models for heavier use.

Commercial ventilation solutions in action

We have supplied commercial ventilation solutions to several high-profile businesses including some of the most prestigious buildings in London.

Our products are trusted by Lords Cricket Ground, Wimbledon, South Bank University among many others.

Commercial MVHR Incorporating Cooling Case Study - Oxfordshire

Introducing Black Barn Studios – a sustainable office project by Charlie Luxton featuring an Airflow MVHR system.

Tune in to discover:

  • The benefits of MVHR in the workplace
  • How MVHR can combat overheating
  • The importance of MVHR when creating a low energy building
  • How Airflow work with Charlie Luxton on a variety of projects

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