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Ventilate every inch of a leisure centre with whole-building air cooling

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In this article, we explore the importance of ventilation in leisure facilities and how whole-building solutions can help control climates and optimise atmospheres.

Large gyms and leisure centres have a range of facilities, each with their own climate control requirements. Busy hours, the time of year, as well as activity scheduling and timetables, will add to the mix of fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels throughout the building.

A cool, well-ventilated leisure centre has a positive impact on both customer experience and staff wellbeing. In addition to regulating climates and maintaining airflow in specific areas of a building, air handling units introduce outside air to sealed spaces, which helps to reduce stuffiness, remove odours and keep the atmosphere fresh.

From gyms and pools to reception desks and restaurants, fresh air is a key consideration for improving experiences across a leisure centre’s facilities:

  • For working out
    In addition to becoming incredibly unpleasant, exercising in a busy, unventilated gym can lead to headaches, dehydration, exhaustion and overheating. Cooling down the room with a supply of fresh clean air will help people train harder and stay safe.

  • For swimming
    Over the course of a day, water will gradually evaporate from the surface of a swimming pool. If not dealt with correctly, this will create unhealthily high levels of moisture in the air and could cause damage to the building.

  • For relaxing
    Areas like foyers, reception desks and restaurants may require less ventilation than a busy workout area, but they still need a sufficient supply of fresh clean air to keep stuffy odours from other parts of the building at bay.

Why we recommend a whole-building air cooling solution

Purpose-built to control temperature, optimise humidity levels and regulate air quality in large indoor complexes, Dantherm’s whole-building air handling units are ideal in any facility where creating a safe and comfortable indoor climate is a top priority.

With its flexible, modular approach, units in the DanX and WD range allows leisure centre operators to optimise settings for specific requirements. The modules are joined by a rail system while all functionalities are contained in just one unit. This makes for straightforward installation and minimal fuss when it comes to maintenance.

One of the major benefits of all our air handling solutions is outstanding energy efficiency. With the option to include a heat exchanger and a reversible heat pump in the system, you can achieve energy recovery of up to 100%. As an example, a DanX ventilation system generated energy savings of 72% after just one year for the British health and fitness group David Lloyd Leisure.

To learn more about whole-building ventilation, and for help determining the most effective set up for your facility, get in touch with our team of air handling experts via the form below.

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