At Goerlev Boarding school, a renowned, sports-focused educational institution in Denmark, 160 students from all walks of life attend their daily classes. The school’s large sports hall is frequently used, and this means large temperature fluctuations and an indoor climate that is generally challenged. As a means to solve this, they looked to Nordicco’s HVLS fan Northern Light®, ensuring not only for a better indoor climate, but also a substantially safer environment for the students due to its air disinfecting abilities. Behind the installation of Northern Light® is the Kalundborg-based company WERTHs EL.
At Gørlev Idrætsefterskole 160 students attend daily classes, with subjects ranging between sports, outdoor life, or music. As the school focuses on movement and sports, a large number of activities take place in the large sports hall, which is more than 20 meters wide, 40 meters long, and eight meters to the ceiling.
“For a long time, we have struggled to ensure a good indoor climate in our sports hall. The hall often accommodates a lot of people, and that makes it difficult to control the temperature.”
After searching the market for possible ventilation solutions, Goerlev Boarding School decided on installing two NORDICCO® HVLS fans in their sports hall. The installation was carried out by WERTHs EL from Kalundborg.
“When you house 160 teenagers, things sometimes go wild, and therefore we were reassured when WERTH’s EL showed us that a NORDICCO® HVLS fan can easily withstand being hit by a football,” says Niels Skak Jensen.
”I am convinced that our janitor will get a better overview of the temperature in the sports hall, and thereby get better opportunities to control and regulate the heat in it, ” he says
“Our sports hall is heated using wood chips, and we spend around DKK 70,000 a year on heat, and I expect that with the new HVLS fans we will be able to reduce our heat consumption by up to 15 percent.”
“I am convinced that our janitor will get a better overview of the temperature in the sports hall, and thereby get better opportunities to control and regulate the heat in it”
Goerlev Boarding school has installed Nordicco’s new Northern Light® HVLS fans In this way, the secondary school benefits from a better indoor climate, less energy consumption, and clean air, as the integrated UVC lamps in the fans’ air blades disinfect the air for airborne viruses, including COVID-19.
“When we first heard about the UVC lamp integration, we thought of it as something that had no real effect, but after having read closely studies from the Danish Technological Institute, we were convinced that UVC light is an effective weapon against airborne viruses. We know that we do not remove all viruses with the UVC lamps, e.g. not those that are transmitted via surfaces, but we ensure an infection-free air, and this is of great importance to both our students and our colleagues, who can now feel safe,” says Niels Skak Jensen.
By installing our Northern Light® HLVS fans, Goerlev Boarding School is making an active effort in eliminating the airborne infection in their sports hall, which in these corona-times is very relevant, says General Manager of Nordicco, Dennis Thomsen