With an increased focus on health and wellness in society, more attention is being given to thermal comfort and its relationship to productivity, general wellbeing and staff and customer retention. From the workplace to leisure venues such as gyms, cinemas and retail outlets, end-user expectations are much more sophisticated and competition is high, meaning factors such as air quality, air temperature and low background noise are no longer seen a benefit, they are a must have.
In urban areas where demand for space is tight and plant equipment can be cumbersome, consultants and contractors are tasked to provide energy efficient thermal comfort solutions that meet the brief of the end-user whilst adhering to legislation like Ecodesign and Part L building regulations.
Meeting the needs of end users whilst complying with regulations and budgets can be a headache for the supply chain. Barkell understands these market dynamics and have offer a range of flexible solutions for comfort applications.
Downtime or ill-performing HVAC equipment can affect productivity and wellbeing when at work and at leisure. It is important that equipment like air handling units are built to last, easy to maintain and upgradeable when new technology and budgets allow.
Air pollution is at illegal and unsafe levels in 169 local authorities across the UK and conditions like asthma are on the rise. Control of temperature and humidity, as well as effective filtration, can help buildings be healthier places to live, work and play.
Electricity costs form a large part of many buildings’ running costs and HVAC systems are a large contributor. It is important that operating costs are taken into account as well as up-front investment and energy efficient technologies deployed wherever possible.
Barkell has the answer…
Barkell have extensive references in the comfort sector, from offices to shopping centres and everything inbetween. We know that clean, temperature-controlled air is key to productive and healthy environments and we offer a full range of UK-manufactured air handling units that can be bespoke designed for any space and air flow requirement. We will work with you from initial concept through to installation, maintenance and renewal and can propose energy efficiency best practises that will help keep running costs at a minimum.
For existing sites we offer energy audits, that will tell you how your air handling unit is performing. We will propose Ecodesign-compliant upgrades that will reduce your running costs and will fully cost this out in order to demonstrate expected payback periods, taking the pain out of budget requests.