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Airbloc Energy Efficient Air Curtains Provide a Solution for Univeristy Cafe

Airbloc, part of AmbiRad Ltd, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of energy efficient HVAC systems has recently completed a project for The University of Cumbria.

The University recently benefited from a stylish new café building at its campus in Ambleside, which is a hub of activity providing access to services and resources at the university as well as a café for students and lecturers.

The entrance to the building opens up to a high ceiling café and continues past the reception area into a quiet working and reference environment.  The problem that the University faced was finding a unit powerful enough to tackle the drafts of a westerly facing entrance in an exposed geographical location but suiting the artistic architecture of the building.

AmbiRad provided and Airbloc air curtain over the entrance door, along with a battery back-lit Exit sign, to the new building to address the issue of drafts entering and keeping the existing heat in no matter how often the doors are opened.

AmbiRad worked together with PK Electrical to solve the ingress issue with a range of AC free hanging air curtains.  The unit was finished in quality brushed stainless steel, which continued the rhythm of natural metal and wood surfaces and textures across the café.  The Airbloc unit used a 24kW coil fed from the existing LPHW wet system reducing energy running costs by providing heating to the air stream from the air curtain, which was installed by PK Engineering.

Airbloc energy efficient air curtains have helped The University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus by drastically reducing the ingress of outside air.  This has helped to maintain the internal climate of the cafe, providing significant cost savings and delivered vastly improved staff and student comfort. 

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