DECKE Health Clima recommends radiant ceilings to minimize lung pathogens, including Covid-19.
Thanks to a study by the University of Yale, the following conclusion has been reached: the control of the air and the relative humidity inside homes is of vital importance. This is why Decke insists again in the importance of air-conditioning systems in-house and the necessity of managing all the parameters that have any connection with the clima and that affect our health, specially our respiratory health.
The multinational Decke in relation with the study from the University of Yale recommends the use of intelligent air-conditioning systems through radiant floor or ceilings, to be able to minimize the risk of spreading any respiratory system disease, specially now, with the known by all Covid-19.
This is possible thanks to automatized systems that have an exhaustive control of all the parameters related to technical comfort, indoor operative temperature, metabolic levels, air speed, dressing and of course, the humidity inside the buildings.
Just as the University of Yale have highlighted with their study published in the Annual Review of Virology, the intelligent air-conditioning systems that are capable of controlling parameters like air’s temperature and relative humidity are necessary to eradicate the spread of viruses inside the buildings, including the spread of the new and highly contagious Covid-19. As it’s said in this study “relative humidity could be key to avoid the propagation of Coronavirus through the air in indoor spaces”.
The cold and dry air of the winter clearly helps SaRS-CoV2, the virus that causes the new Coronavirus to propagate. “Nevertheless, as humidity increases and stabilizes, the risk of transmission of the virus through particles in the air decreases drastically. The same happens inside the buildings”, quoted from the University of Yale’s study.
Decke has already insisted about the importance of intelligent air-conditioning systems in some of their previous studies. Not only because of efficiency and energy certifications (passivhaus/breeam/leed) but also because of the vital importance that they have in relation to human being’s health.
It is also important to highlight that Decke promotes a philosophy of low environmental impact, opting for systems known by the name “calmed or smart air-conditioning systems”, that improve the healthiness of residential spaces.
Decke’s air-conditioning systems are fundamentally known for the way that they are built and for being energy efficient. We are talking about systems that implement trellises as a “central circulatory system” that travels every room in the house, hotel, hospital, etc. simulating the structure of a human’s lung. In this way, heat or cold radiates through the ceilings facilitating the air-conditioning of the room with a minimum energy expense.
As they multinational explains: “these arteries that travel around the house generate an infinite amount of information that can be controlled through a domotic system, offering infinite possibilities”
Also, thanks to this innovative Decke’s radiant ceilings system, there is no air being moved through the ducts with its consequent risk of proliferation of dust mites and other pathogens, but instead there are heat and cold radiating and maintaining comfort standards that have been unknown off until now.
Following with their company philosophy, the client must be the central axis and this is why the multinational focuses on the health of the clients and in satisfying their needs, while also looking to maximize the energy efficiency.
As an example of the innumerable international projects it is worth highlighting the Vienna Twin Tower in Brussels, the Olympic Villa in Vancouver, the UCB Pharma and the Millennium building in Madrid.
Currently the multinational works in high standard residential projects like the new real estate in the street General Castaños 3, promoted by Mabel Real Estate and in the which names like Abel Matutes and Rafa Nadal can be found.
“Finally, science circulates news about the importance of relative humidity in relation to lung diseases. Due to Covid-19 it has been proven its importance in order to minimize the risk of virus spreading” Decke opines.
Annual Review of Virology: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-virology-012420-022445
Study from the University of Yale: https://news.yale.edu/2020/03/30/hopes-pandemic-respite-spring-may-depend-upon-what-happens-indoors