Trinity Grammar is a leading private boys school located at Ashfield in western Sydney. Their Sports Hall, built in 1989, suffered from severe overheating in summer. The hall also had an unusual roof structure, limiting the options for cooling solutions, especially large bladed fans.
Trinity approached Airius to design a solution that offered cooling air movement in both the large sports hall as well as the upper level bleachers. Airius provided a successful solution for both applications.
Trinity Grammar in Sydney wanted to fix the overheating in
their sport hall across the summer period. Viewing crowds and players suffered
from overheating in the thirty-year-old hall.
The hall contains two basketball courts and as well as rows
of upper level bleachers.
Trinity had considered air conditioning but the extremely
high purchase and running cost was out of reach. Then they considered large
bladed fans but found them too imposing and also very expensive. The layout of
the roof structure also meant that large bladed HVLS fans would have to project
significantly down into the playing area, creating a range of other issues.
After hearing about the efficiency and simplicity of the
Airius fan solution, the school’s Facility Manager, Ben Morrisey, contacted
Airius to provide a simple cooling solution.
He advised that ‘the heat in the gym was very unbearable in
summer for students PE, volleyball, basketball and the other indoor sports we
play.’ They really wanted air movement
and the cooling effect that will bring.
The building is approximately 9.5 metres high and is around
1,000 sq. metres in size. On the upper floor five rows of bleachers are located
to look down upon the courts. The school received regular complaints from the
viewers seated on the bleachers, that is was also overly warm and uncomfortable
up there too.
The School installed 8 x Airius model 60 EC fans in the
sports hall, suspended off the roof, (controlled by two Airius potentiometer
speed controllers) hidden away above the roof beams and 5 x Airius 20EC
Standard Retail Series fans (controlled by one Airius potentiometer speed
controller) laterally located above the bleachers to push the air along the
This install took place in June 2018 and right across the
extremely hot 2018-19 summer period, the school found the Airius Fans very
effective in providing air movement and the related cooling impact that brings.
Ben advised after the install he found ‘the Airius fans are
small and compact and made a massive difference to their boys in their play in
these hot conditions.’