In hall 22, stands A31-A41-B42, CAREL will offer visitors a reflection on the importance of preserving indoor air quality in all types of buildings, whether residential, industrial or commercial, while at the same time reducing the impact of energy consumption.

The challenges posed by the pandemic and the uncertainties caused by the international energy situation have led CAREL and the Group companies (Recuperator, Enginia, CRC, HygroMatik) to respond to the latest needs in the HVAC sector: improving indoor comfort with sustainable and innovative solutions has become an essential part of the new normal, in which creating healthy environments and reducing energy consumption go hand-in-hand.

Scientific research carried out over the last two years to find solutions to the problems of ventilation in buildings has shown that correct ventilation and correct indoor relative humidity control are fundamental tools for making indoor spaces healthier and at the same time help create a positive attitude amongst occupants. Suitable indoor air quality in fact reduces the spread of viruses and bacteria, positively impacts worker and student productivity, and provides a feeling of comfort to those who spend much of their time inside buildings. Recent regulations include requirements that take this scientific evidence into account, as well as promoting approaches to drive increases in system energy efficiency. Nonetheless, the specific needs of buildings mean dedicated solutions are required to make best use of energy resources and limit running and maintenance costs.

For residential areas, in particular, the generation and optimisation of energy demand in buildings must be a part of the decarbonisation process. In addition to improving the insulation of building envelopes, the development of highly efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems is essential for achieving the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the European Union for 2050.

The CAREL offering at MCE 2022 will therefore be focused on control solutions that adapt to any type of ventilation system, for both industrial and commercial applications, integrating active and passive heat recovery units, sensors and humidification solutions into the air handling units made by the world’s leading manufacturers. The primary objective of each solution is to guarantee correct air recirculation, as well as to control humidity and the concentration of harmful substances and pathogens, so as to create healthy and comfortable environments.

System management and performance optimisation are necessary steps to achieving this goal in a sustainable and efficient way: for CAREL this is made possible by combining IoT supervisory and monitoring technologies with custom services that allow owners and maintenance technicians to simplify their interactions with the technology installed in the field. CAREL offers remote control digital services and round-the-clock support for humidification and ventilation systems, through qualified engineers and site visits for maintenance and optimising the configurations of the installed solutions.

Finally, CAREL’s portfolio of programmable and parametric controllers, electronic expansion valves, drivers and sensors, the result of more than 15 years of research into the development and integration of specific solutions for heat pumps and ventilation systems, reflects market demands by envisaging the future of “sustainable comfort”. This technology, despite being consolidated, is growing in potential day after day, offering systems that provide a true alternative to fossil fuels and accelerating the electrification of the HVAC industry.

“We do not intend to simply exhibit products, rather we aim to provide our valuable expertise and experience to help our customers choose and better manage our solutions for air handling in terms of energy efficiency, comfort and sustainability”, commented Roberto Sandano, Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – HVAC. “We are aware that in buildings the air conditioning system accounts for most of the energy consumption: optimising operation of the overall system is the main way to increase energy savings”.

At this year’s exhibition – finally with in-person attendance – CAREL has organised a meeting on the topic of indoor air quality, the focus of its offering. On 28 June at 13.00, in the “Stella Polare” room at the Milan exhibition and conference centre, the company will host a free conference entitled “Impact of air humidity on health: the upcoming challenges for healthcare facilities”, with experts from the healthcare and HVAC businesses who will discuss the scientific evidence demonstrating how correct air humidity control is an extremely valuable ally for our health. In light of the latest regulations that govern the design of buildings and the adaptation of existing structures in terms of economic sustainability, solutions will be proposed for improving air quality in healthcare facilities, with special focus on system energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption. Indeed, to achieve such improvements, all buildings need to quickly make substantial changes to their systems, and healthcare facilities need to accelerate the design of new systems to ensure proper ventilation and increase the amount to fresh air introduced into the buildings. Speakers will include Dr. Gabriella Guarnieri, Medical Director – Respiratory Physiopathology – Department of Cardio-Thoraco-Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padua Hospital, and Marco Piernoli, Management Consultant and Director of Technologies and Infrastructures – Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, who will share the challenges faced by the largest Children’s Hospital and Research Centre in Europe regarding air humidity control and energy sustainability.

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