If you live in a city or a major town, the air you breathe is probably polluted. Air pollution is now a major contributor to ill health in the UK. Although dirty air isn’t directly responsible for fatalities, it is thought to be responsible for 40,000 early deaths annually. As a leading installer of HVAC systems, we regularly communicate the impact poor air quality can have within homes and workplaces. Whilst there are few ways you can limit exposure outside your home and business premises, buildings that are used by the public can be made to do more to safeguard the individuals within from the damaging effects of poor air quality.
We have helped clients across the South East to overcome a variety of heating and air conditioning challenges to ensure their stadia and sporting venues are healthy and comfortable places to spend time for both players and spectators. In addition to providing stadia HVAC maintenance and repair, we design and install systems to guarantee high air quality. Ensuring good ventilation is a vital part of the wider HVAC puzzle.
Help your patrons breathe easy
Players and spectators both demand a comfortable experience. Without the right ventilation techniques and technology in place, stadia can be stuffy and even unpleasant. We’ve touched on the long term impact of poor ventilation, even in open air environments, and short-term effects can be felt by those using your stadium.
Poor ventilation has been linked to several health issues, including headaches, allergies, rashes and asthma. The increased presence of impurities, such as pollutants and bacteria, also make those exposed to poor air quality more susceptible to illness.
Keep the space nice and cool
Using both natural and mechanical ventilation, you can keep individuals as cool as possible. The challenges faced by those looking to cool a lot of people in a confined space are evident. With the right cooling and ventilation mix you can make your stadium instantly more comfortable and reduce temperatures all round.
Make high energy costs a thing of the past
It will no doubt cost you more to heat and cool your stadium than the average residential or commercial premises, but that doesn’t mean accepting sky high energy bills. With the right level of natural ventilation, you can let your stadium do the hard work for you, lowering associated energy costs in the process.
Look after your stadium
Pitch maintenance can be particularly problematic without the right HVAC system in tow. How the space is ventilated will have a significant impact on grass growth, as world leading sports turf consultancy STRI Group details:
“Achieving optimum seating capacity and spectator comfort can be at the expense of the turf. Low light levels, poor ventilation and cooler soil temperatures cause poorer growth in seasonally shaded parts of a pitch. Furthermore, stadiums are expensive to build and maintain, and many have to operate as fully multi-use venues for economic survival. This includes having to change the playing surface from one use to another – for example by hosting non-sporting events like concerts or grand opening ceremonies for which the turf grass surface has no practical benefit. So, whilst the need to pay attention to television, spectator and corporate requirements on the one hand underpins a successful stadium, on the other hand the simple fact remains that there still needs to be a sustainable rectangle of turf as the focal point of the stadium bowl.”
To find out more about the World Cup inspiring AC technology we provide, please contact our stadia specialists today.