The municipality of Kangasniemi in middle-Finland faced indoor air quality problems simultaneously in several real estates in the year 2010. The municipal technical services conducted a survey on how they could afford the repair work, estimated to be worth tens of millions of euros, at worst.
They were seeking a solution where people could work in the existing premises, until the renovations could be carried out. At the same time, they wanted to make sure that the wellbeing of the people working in the premises is secured.
Technical services, together with the environmental health department, decided to use Genano air purifiers to secure air quality in the buildings waiting for renovation.
”It was important for us to acquire air purifiers that really work and remove also nanosized particles from the air. During the past two years, the solution has proved to be right. We have been able to divide the renovations in separate periods and work without having to rent expensive temporary spaces. Therefore the municipality has saved 10 000 € every month during the renovations. The saved resources have been used in making the repairs”, describes project specialist Kari Erkkilä from the municipality of Kangasniemi.
”The people working in the premises have thanked us for the determined attitude to fix things and protect the staff and people visiting the premises. I can recommend Genano air purifiers as a good first aid for problematic buildings with bad indoor air quality. They are a rational choice from an economical and health perspective”, continues Erkkilä.
Due to Genano air purifiers the renovations could be completed in three years, about one year faster than originally planned. The municipality saved altogether ca. 360 000 € by using Genano air purifiers instead of acquiring temporary working spaces.
The municipality saved altogether ca. 360 000 € by using Genano air purifiers instead of acquiring temporary working spaces.