Use OJ-Air to help reach ambitious EU climate goals
672.5 billion euro (US$780bn). That is what the EU commission has set aside for a ‘renovation wave’ across Europe. 37% of its charter is earmarked for green initiatives, such as the renovation of some 35 million buildings in Europe – all before 2030. Implementing modern HVAC systems will play an essential part in this, and the OJ-Air systems allows developers and contractors to start right away.
Modern HVAC systems make a difference
With its strategy – “A Renovation Wave for Europe – Greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives” – the EU has embarked on a journey to become a climate-neutral continent by 2050. According to the EU commission, 40% of CO2-emissions in Europe comes from houses and buildings. Overall insulation and better HVAC solutions will play a key part in reducing the combined carbon footprint from buildings.
Schools all over Europe in need of ventilation
Public buildings, such as schools, are likely the first to benefit from the EU funds. Many schools have old and rather simple ventilation today – some none at all. With pandemic viruses and general air quality in mind, this is about to change, and OJ Electronics already has systems cut for this.
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OJ-Air designed to meet core needs
In order to succeed together, achieving climate neutrality in 2050, several fundamental requirements to new AHU systems have to be met.
“The entire setup around our OJ-Air controllers are versatile and quite flexible,” says Jens Antonsen, who is the Product Manager behind the entire OJ-Air concept. “It really is an all-inclusive package, allowing you to customise and fit your solution to almost any scenario”.
Naturally, a highly automated system able to precisely ventilate, heat or cool multiple rooms and accommodate many people in a building is rather complex. Even so, Antonsen’s team has done everything to “hide” complexity in OJ-solutions. Fast assembly time and easy system setup were key demands from the start, in order to provide simple and seamless user-experiences. But that’s not all.
“OJ-Air systems were designed to be modular from the outset. Adding the cloud-based interface made daily operation smoother and much faster too. It helps operators do preventive maintenance before people in the building notices anything was ever off. We really have made it very easy to create great ventilation – for schools or any other facility”.
Jens Antonsen, Product Manager, OJ Electronics
Three examples of ventilation solutions for schools
Normally, AHU systems for schools would be one of three setups. Either:
Decentralised ventilation setup
This solution provides balanced ventilation in every classroom. The risk of overflow of contaminated air from neighbouring rooms is very low. It provides individual demand control in each room, as well as monitoring, logging and documentation on all set data values in the OJ-Air Cloud. Operation interruptions will be reported to the responsible technician on the fly, enabling him/her to do preventive maintenance.
Centralised ventilation setup
This setup requires an AHU in each wing of the school. The advantage here is, that fewer ventilation systems needs to be monitored and maintained. However, the monitoring and documentation is still logged via the OJ Air Cloud setup. Also, the instant notification via e-mail or mobile phone text message is available here.
Semi-centralised ventilation setup
This is a unique OJ Electronics solution, allowing you to connect one OJ-Air2 controller to four zones/rooms at the school. In a way, this is the best of both worlds – centralised and decentralised. It provides balanced ventilation in all four classrooms with hardly any risk of overflow of contaminated air from the other three rooms. However, it still allows for full demand control in each room, with individual logging and documentation of data values via OJ Air Cloud, and, of course, instant notification through either e-mail or cell phone (or both) to service technician.
Tried-and-tested and future proof
No matter what setup you choose, Jens Antonson guarantees the OJ-Air programme is wrapped and ready for the EU renovation wave and the digital transformation following it.
Everything around the programme has been tried and tested. We literally have thousands of systems already in operation around the world. The only thing remotely new here is the OJ-Air Cloud update.