On 16 June, Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF) discloses a presently completed plan that provides a healthy and comfortable rehabilitation environment for burn patients of Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation (SSWF) headquarters and "Sunvis Center" (Bade). The high-performance fresh air ventilation system and UNO indoor air quality solution that Delta has donated to SSWF facilitate the environmental improvement and epidemic prevention. Responding to COVID-19, the SSWF must keep windows open, while activating air conditioning (AC) to ensure air circulation. However, the installation of Delta's Fresh Air Ventilation System, which effectively filters out air contaminants such as smog, PM2.5, PM10, and reduces CO2 concentration through triple filtration, enables the introduction of the fresh air to the indoor without opening windows. It further controls the indoor air quality greatly within the standard. Additionally, Delta's DC heat exchanger is expected to bring energy-saving and curtail the electricity expenditure derived from AC by 30% during summer. To benefit more patients, DEF is committed to donating another 20 sets of PM2.5 wall-mounted heat exchangers to SSWF.
Ms. Shan-Shan Guo, the vice-chairman of DEF, said, "SSWF has over a long term provided professional service which fits into patients' demands, such as rehabilitation and pressure garment. In 2014 after the Kaohsiung Gas Explosion, hoping to help the injured, DEF was actively involved in the quick establishment of Kaohsiung Rehabilitation Center. This time during the epidemic, DEF is aware that the concurrent necessity to ventilate the headquarters by opening windows and to activate AC for cooling patients who wear tight pressure garment, increases SSWF's burden on electricity expense. We then hope Delta's healthy and energy-efficient smart building solutions can alleviate SSWF's dilemma, and allow their staff to help the injured as usual."
Mr. Yong-Long Chen, the deputy chairman of SSWF, said, "Heat is the factor that makes burn patients most uncomfortable, as their skins lose sweat pores. To smooth the scars, it is necessary for patients to wear pressure garment during rehabilitation. Thus, AC must be always activated for them in the headquarters. At the same time, due to the epidemic, we cannot help but open windows to facilitate the ventilation. Fortunately, the support of DEF not merely makes patients' rehabilitation environment assured but prevents the dramatic growth of our electricity consumption."
Equipment that Delta provides to SSWF includes hanging and wall-mounted PM2.5 DC heat exchangers. They are capable of helping buildings exchange the heat and adjust the temperature and humidity. The application could also lighten the load of AC. Featuring triple filtration and with the purification effect up to 97%, the heat exchangers are effective in filtering out PM2.5. Coupled with heat exchangers, Delta additionally provides UNOnext indoor air quality sensor to adjust the basic required ventilation volume, and further advances the indoor environment that can meet the requirements of the international WELL building standard. Controlling the concentration of CO2, PM2.5, and PM10 well then makes patients’ rehabilitation safer, healthier and more comfortable.
In the space retrofit, DEF cooperates with Green Comfort Health Architecture Enterprise to install double glazing windows, which effectively isolate the space from external heat and reduce noise. At the same time, in the computer room we separate the aisles respectively for cool and hot air to avoid the mixture of different temperature, and further use Delta's fan to extract the heat out of the room. The retrofit in all is expected to reduce energy consumption of AC by 30%.
To popularize the SSWF retrofit performance, DEF also collaborates with Taiwan Architecture & Building Center (TABC) to initiate the "WELL Building Standard" free online course in July. It will impart how to maintain indoor good air quality and comfort through energy-efficient AC systems, materials as well as temperature and humidity control, to the public. Free of charge, the course will be online on July 11th and 18th. For more information, please refer to DEF's official website.