Germany Announces €500m Ventilation Subsidies
Updated: 6 days ago
Grant program will promote fresh air to counter coronavirus
The German government has announced a €500m grant program aimed at
improving ventilation in public buildings.
The grants, timed for the winter season, are earmarked for public
offices, museums, theatres, universities and schools. Private firms are
not yet eligible.
It is believed that improved ventilation can help to counter the spread
of COVID-19. Coronavirus, the pathogen responsible for the disease, is
transmitted when tiny droplets of moisture are exhaled by infected
people. Since these so-called 'aerosol droplets' can remain in still
air for up to eight minutes, infection risks increase during the winter
The legislation provides for upgrades to existing HVAC systems and air
purification systems, and also for the installation of CO2 sensors.
Such sensors can highlight the buildup of exhalates in stale air and
prompt staff to open windows or activate air conditioners and mobile
ZiggyTec promotes ventilation in institutions via our ClassFresh and ResiFresh