Additional air quality measurements performed with the Aranet4 device by the Akropole shopping and entertainment centre confirm that the indoor air quality of the shopping centre is very good. Daily air quality controls are also performed by a BMS (Building Management System), which is continuously analysing indoor air quality data. To acknowledge the good air quality results, an informative activity named #ElpoDroši has started on the Akropole social media accounts.
The maximum permissible level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is set at 1000 ppm (parts per million) by Akropole and has never been reached since the very opening of the shopping centre in 2019. During these two years, regardless of the number of visitors, the average CO2 level in Akropole has stayed in the range of 440-490 ppm, which indicates very good air quality. These indicators were obtained with the Aranet4 device and are reflected in the #ElpoDroši informational activity by Akropole.
It has already been two years that data on CO2 levels in the premises of the shopping centre has been accurately monitored and analysed with the help of a modern BMS system. BMS measurements are continuously performed online, allowing the administration of Akropole to check the air quality in any specific area at any time. The system automatically regulates the air supply and keeps it at the set level.
“Air quality is one of the factors that affect the well-being of our visitors and our priority is to provide a safe environment for both our employees and clients. The Akropole ventilation systems operate in fresh air mode all day long, ensuring that the air in our premises is of high quality and safe for the health of our visitors. We are very pleased that our equipment provides the possibility to constantly monitor this important information online,” says Zane Kaktiņa, shopping and entertainment centre Akropole manager.
As a socially responsible company, the Akropole shopping and entertainment centre continues to carefully follow both the security measures set by the government and the development of events.
About the shopping and entertainment centre “Akropole”
“Akropole” is not only the most modern shopping and entertainment centre in Latvia, but also the first to receive the prestige BREEAM certificate in both its designing and construction stages, thanks to the high energy efficiency and sustainability standards with which the processes complied. “Akropole” was also recognised as the winner in the nomination category “New Public Building” in the “Latvian Construction Industry’s Annual Award 2019” contest, and was recognised as the best BIM object at “The Best Building of the Year in Latvia 2019”. Moreover, connected to “Akropole” shopping centre is the largest B+ class Business centre in Latvia.