Air conditioning in Brisbane schools: the Cooler Schools initiative

  • Air conditioning for schools

School’s starting again.

And when your kids start class again, they may notice something different about their classrooms: namely, they’re a lot cooler and more comfortable than before!

And you can thank Tri-Tech for that.

While your kids were at home (doing their holiday homework, we hope) our mobile tech team was hard at work, upgrading many of the city’s schools with brand-new, cutting-edge air conditioning systems.

As part of the Queensland state government’s Cooler Schools Initiative, we’ve been contracted to perform air conditioning installation for Brisbane schools.

The importance of air conditioning in the classroom

As we all know, working in extreme heat can be uncomfortable.

However, there’s much more to it than that!

According to some studies, temperature is directly related to learning and classroom performance.

When the mercury rises above a certain point, you can expect focus, alertness and memory to suffer as a result.

Not to mention, there are also physical consequences as well such as heat exhaustion, and high temperatures can also exacerbate existing conditions.

All of this can be countered with the power of air conditioning.

The Queensland Government’s Cooler Schools program

What do you look for when looking at schools for your kids?

Probably things like location, facilities, extracurricular activities, and the school’s reputation.

One thing that many parents neglect to consider is whether or not the school is air conditioned!

It’s a requirement that sounds so basic that many parents don’t even think about it.

Offices and new-build houses all come with air conditioning as standard – of course school are air conditioned, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Did you know? There are literally hundreds of schools in south-east Queensland that either have insufficient air conditioning coverage, or worse, lack cooling altogether.

In fact, according to some experts, we’re still 10 years away from every school in Queensland being air conditioned.

But that is all changing.

As part of a $50 million state Government program, hundreds of schools throughout Queensland’s south-east will receive fast-tracked air conditioning installation so that by the time term 1 starts, students won’t have to sweat.

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The challenges of school air conditioning

Take it from us: school air conditioning installation is a completely different ball game to home installation and upgrades.

While there are many air conditioning installers in Brisbane, not all of them are capable of providing air conditioning on the scale that many schools require.

Schools are much bigger than homes

And that requires much bigger and more powerful air conditioning solutions!

School buildings tend to be larger than your typical house.

In addition to individual classrooms, school air conditioning systems will also need to cool staff rooms, libraries, theatres, and offices, too.

Not to mention, schools cover a much larger area.

This is especially important if your administration is renovating its buildings to follow an open-plan layout, as many schools are.

This requires much more powerful systems that are able to provide cooling to multiple large rooms, as well as careful system design.

Individual control

Everyone has a different threshold for comfort.

School air conditioning takes this even further – in addition to personal preference, many different school rooms have different cooling requirements.

For example, a classroom is much smaller than a library, and therefore requires less cooling.

As a result, school air conditioning systems need to be versatile, with extensive zoning options and individual temperature control that keeps students and teachers cool and comfortable.

School air conditioning is a big job

Finally, there’s the sheer scope of the job – schools are large properties, and feature dozens of rooms, all of which need to be cooled.

This is a job that requires a large team which can work quickly and efficiently.

Simply put, not all air conditioning installation teams can fit out an entire school in a timely manner!

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Why choose Tri-Tech for air conditioning in schools?

Tri-Tech has plenty of experience performing large air conditioning installations in Brisbane. 

Our team has been contracted to work on many large buildings including office buildings, hospitals, and of course, schools.

We have experience with school air conditioning

Many air conditioning installation teams in Brisbane work almost exclusively with homes and small offices. There’s nothing wrong with this – they’ve found a niche that works for them.

Unfortunately, these skills don’t always scale up when the building size does.

When installing air conditioning in multiple buildings, it’s important that you choose a team that has experience planning and executing extensive air conditioning jobs in Brisbane.

Tri-Tech has that experience in spades – that includes several schools as well!

One of the schools in Brisbane that relies on Tri-Tech for all their air conditioning needs is Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

Since 2002, we’ve been the school’s primary air conditioning team.

An entire generation of students have been able to study in comfort thanks to our air conditioning installation, service, and ongoing maintenance.

We can work with any building

No two schools are the same.

Some schools in Brisbane may be blessed with large, new buildings – others may use portables.

While some schools might be using the same buildings as when the current crop of students’ parents were still in school!

The point is, retrofitting air conditioning into Brisbane schools often involves working with older buildings.

Our team has plenty of experience working with old buildings, which we incorporate into our system design.

In addition to factors such as room volume and windows, we will account for wall materials, insulation, and any existing architectural limitations present in your building.

And if your school has a heritage-listed schoolhouse that needs cooling, we can accommodate for that as well – one of the most important considerations when working with Brisbane Girls Grammar School was the heritage requirements that came with their main building.

Need air con installation at your school? Give Tri-Tech a call!

The experts in air conditioning installation in Brisbane

Our team are experts in air conditioning installation in Brisbane for all kinds of buildings and dwellings, including schools.

From factories and warehouses to new build, our team can help with a range of air conditioning services:

  • Air conditioning installation
  • Ongoing repairs and servicing
  • Upgrades and replacement

No matter what you need, our team provides a tailored solution that accounts for your circumstances. We work with the world’s leading brands, including:

  • Mitsubishi Electric 
  • Daikin
  • Actron Air
  • MyAir

Don’t sweat it – Tri-Tech it! Speak with our team today on (07) 3394 0222 or click here to get in touch online.

2022-01-22T02:04:01+00:00 28 January 2020|Installation, Service, Systems|