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Building intelligence for Education

Climate change in the classroom.

The idea
A good indoor climate doesn't produce any Einsteins. But it's a relatively good start.

Sit, not good enough! Often, the quality of air in classrooms is anything but top class. No wonder. Frequently, as many as 30 students plus a teacher sit in one room for hours on end. Learning, laughing, yawning, sneezing, breathing. Sometimes letting fresh air in, but in most cases not often or long enough. The level of CO₂ rises, oxygen content and concentration fall. What can be done about chronically poor air in the classroom?

Building Intelligence sensors from STEINEL respond sensitively to poor air and give students and teachers a healthier and better learning environment.

The project

  • An elevated CO2 concentration in room air increases the breathing frequency and significantly slows down the ability to think.
  • With windows opened only part of the way it takes around 60 minutes before spent room air is completely replaced.
  • Frequently letting in fresh air to providing a good indoor climate can increase student performance by up to 15%.

Sensor technology for good learning conditions and good marks.

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Presence is the key to building automation. Building functions, such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, can be controlled to provide energy efficiency. When rooms are not being used, the systems can be turned down to save energy.

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Good lighting fosters learning. Classrooms with a lot of daylight, for example, make pupils up to 26% faster in reading tests. Intelligent lighting control adjusts lighting to the time day and, thanks to HCL, creates conditions similar to daylight for a higher level of concentration and performance.

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Recent studies show how important it is to keep the concentration of CO2 as low as possible in classroom air. Fresh air and a limit below 1000 ppm significantly improves learning results and student health.

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7 senses - True Presence® multisensor

With its seven senses, the True Presence® multisensor also makes it possible to measure brightness, room temperature, humidity, CO2, air quality, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and air pressure. In conjunction with modern building automation, it controls all parameters that promote a healthy classroom climate for learning in.

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80% of all school classes sit in rooms with CO₂ levels that are too high. The consequence: tiredness, headaches, lack of concentration and a higher risk of falling ill.

Stefan Muth, Head of Product Management Sensors & Sensor Lights

Clever light. Clever students.

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Intelligent sensor technology saves lots of energy. As well as that of students and teachers.

One in every two schools in Germany works with lighting technology that is over 25 years old. But converting it to modern LED technology is only the first step. Intelligent lighting control using presence detectors can also save a lot of money – and optimise the atmosphere for learning in. Because not only good air, but also good lighting is essential for healthy learning. For instance, a constant lighting control system that includes the component of daylight always dims the level of light in the way required for optimising the ability to learn.

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IR Quattro HD DALI plus

Provides everything that is needed for intelligent lighting control in the classroom. By STEINEL app, as many as 64 lights can be controlled via three addressable lighting channels.

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light channels are available.

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It is possible to control as many as 64 lights.

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In every other school in Germany, the lighting technology is over 25 years old.

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LiveLink. Light management, revolutionarily simple.

What used to be very complex and time-consuming can now be configured with LiveLink in just a few minutes without any specialist knowledge or programming experience. Operation is simple and intuitive via tablet or smartphone. The LiveLink app provides step-by-step guidance through the installation process. Common application scenarios, such as in an office or classroom, are stored as so-called Use Cases and make planning particularly simple. Special, highly sensitive sensors from STEINEL control the light precisely depending on room use and the amount of daylight present.

Building Intelligence is teaching lessons. Not only in the classroom.

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