The demand for new and up-to-date educational facilities is growing across Australia, as our urban centres struggle to cater for increasing population expansion. Against this backdrop, it is an imperative for architects and specifiers to understand the specific design requirements that these projects entail, and the impact that design can have on occupant health and wellbeing.

Window and louvre automation experts EBSA have recently released a new whitepaper exploring this topic and the potential for window automation to enhance indoor air quality. Titled 'Enhancing indoor air quality in schools with window automation', the whitepaper discusses the consequences of poor indoor air quality on students, before moving on to explore the existing standards regarding health and sustainability in educational environments as detailed in the National Construction Code. As many architects and specifiers would understand, the standards issued in the NCC often exist as the minimum acceptable benchmark, with simple but significant advantages to be found by moving beyond meeting the deemed-to-satisfy provisions.

The whitepaper unpacks the key elements of window automation systems and the critical elements that should be considered when looking to specify one – both generally and specific to educational environments – stressing the importance of finding an integrated solution to ensure maximum functionality.

Enhancing indoor air quality in schools with window automation is free to download. Find out more about window automation and how it can be utilised to improve building performance, sustainability and occupant health.