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BB101 sets IAQ targets for school buildings

The government’s newly-published Building Bulletin (BB101) may force many schools to upgrade heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in order to achieve indoor air quality (IAQ) targets.

The requirements of BB101 (‘Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools’) include:

  • Fresh air rate of five litres per second per person
  • ‘Purge’ fresh air rate of eight litres per second per person for new-build teaching spaces
  • Mechanical ventilation systems must reduce CO2 to below 1,000 parts per million (ppm)
  • CO2 levels not to exceed 1,500ppm for more than 20 minutes in new classrooms (1,750ppm in refurbished spaces)

Gibbons HVAC Services has decades of experience delivering projects in the education sector and as a supplier of the latest high-performance air-handling plant, can help schools make significant improvements to indoor air quality.

Our product offering is supported by leading industry brands and includes fans, motors, coils, pumps, filtration and variable-speed drives.

And with state-of-the art humidification and UVC disinfection systems, we’ve got your complete air-handling requirements covered.

For more information, call HVAC Services Manager Andrew Knight on 07850 204915 or email andrew@gibbonsgroup.co.uk.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions

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