Allendorf (Eder) – The German government is now subsidizing the installation of air purification units at schools and day care centers for children up to twelve years of age. The maximum subsidy amount is EUR 500,000 per location. This means the Vitovent 200-P air purification unit developed by Viessmann can now be subsidized by up to 80 percent. Upon request, the FörderProfi (Subsidy Pro) service provided by the Viessmann Group will handle the application process for the subsidy funds.
Inspired by an employee’s idea, Viessmann developed the innovative Vitovent 200-P air purification unit especially for use in classrooms, seminar rooms and daycare centers in the shortest possible time. The hybrid ventilation unit combines two functions: It purifies the ambient air from aerosols and fine dust while also supplying the room with fresh outside air. The integrated HEPA filter filters out fine dust, pollen, bacteria and 99.99 percent of all viruses from the ambient air. The permanent supply of fresh air with heat and moisture recovery ensures a comfortable learning atmosphere and good air quality in an energy-efficient way, even without window ventilation.
Certified by TÜV Rheinland and recognized by experts
Following extensive testing by TÜV (the German technical supervisory association), it has been confirmed that Vitovent 200-P complies with the structural and design requirements and the hygiene requirements for room ventilation systems as specified in VDI 6022-1. In addition, the unit received a special award: This spring, more than 4,100 building services experts using the well-known internet portal haustec.de voted the Vitovent 200-P air purification unit “best product of 2021.”
Positive experiences in schools: “We were able to fill the rooms without worry”
The Viessmann Foundation has already donated around 50 air purification units to various social institutions and schools, including the Frankenberg School of Nursing, the Immanuel Hospital Berlin and MPS Sachsenhausen School. Experiences with the Vitovent 200-P units are highly positive: “Especially when the infection numbers were high, we really appreciated the filter systems, and we were able to fill the corresponding rooms without worry during periods of blended learning. It’s worth mentioning that the filter systems do not make any irritating noises,” says Nermin Akkus, Principal of MPS Sachsenhausen.