Active Ventilation for active minds

Passivent’s new architectural presentation entitled “Priority School Building Programme, Facilities Output Specification” is available now to Architects and Specifiers.

The CPD covers acoustic design and ventilation strategies for School Buildings detailing how the specification differs from previous guidelines, the new design criteria and demonstrates how the new Passivent Active Range has been specifically designed to meet these challenges.

The Priority School Building programme is a centrally-managed programme procured by the Education Funding Agency on behalf of the Department for Education. The Facilities Output Specification sets out the design, works, services and performance requirements for each School.

The new CPD informs Architects and Specifiers why the most important criteria in school design are health and well-being. The presentation educates why it is necessary to have an effective healthy indoor environment to support educational attainment with good daylight, ventilation, thermal comfort and acoustics.

Ventilation Specialists Passivent, have just launched a unique new approach to achieving good air quality with minimal energy consumption and exceptional acoustic attenuation. The Active Range offers the best attributes of a natural ventilation strategy with assistance from mechanical ventilation when required, to allow for optimum energy efficiency as external temperatures vary through the seasons, an ‘Active’ strategy”.

The optimised acoustic design of the Active Atrium Transfer, with SoundScoop® technology means the requirements of BB93 (Acoustic Design of Schools) can be met for the transfer of air between noisy and noise sensitive spaces, for example, a classroom adjacent to a noisy atrium. Passivent natural daylight solution compliment the Active Range providing effective and efficient natural daylighting reducing the annual energy consumption of a school building. Beverly Hobbs, Product Manager of Passivent says:

“Our new Priority Schools CPD presentation has been designed to give Architects and Specifiers all the information they need to confidently specify an acoustic or ventilation product as a technical solution under the latest regulatory requirements. Our presentation lasts for approximately 45 minutes and is free, offering an excellent opportunity to raise general questions on specific problems and will contribute towards Continuing Professional Development programme.”

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