The Fresh Air Manager – Manager of Clean Air for the IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships 2023

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The Fresh Air Manager becomes Manager of Clean Air for the upcoming World Sport Climbing Championships in Bern

In August 2023, the World Championships in Sport Climbing will be held. From August 1 to 12, the world’s best boulderers, lead climbers and speed climbers will compete in the PostFinance Arena in Bern. At the same time, the World Cup also serves as a qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

We are pleased to manage the air quality at the event with our Fresh Air Manager as Manager of Clean Air for athletes and spectators of the competitions and to realize Eiger North Face air quality also at the competition walls.

Read more about the Fresh Air Manager and the collaboration with the 2023 World Cup Sport Climbing.

The challenge: Clean air in climbing and bouldering gyms

A firm, secure grip is very important when climbing and bouldering – dry hands a must. To achieve this good grip feeling, climbers continuously use magnesia powder (“chalk”). Measured total particle concentrations (PM1, PM2.5, and PM10) in ambient air rise to 2,000 micrograms/m and more at peak times (about 50% of which are respirable particles). These values correspond to industrial plants exposed to dust.

Magnesia powder not only increases the concentration of particulate matter in indoor air, but also binds water – which can lead to increased dry mouth and eye irritation.

Not ideal conditions for indoor climbing and for employees who spend all day in the hall.

Due to the polluting magnesia powder, the challenge for climbing and bouldering gyms is usually to improve the indoor air and protect the health of employees at low energy and cost.

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The solution: the Fresh Air Manager from actoVent

With the Fresh Air Manager, three simple steps to permanently good air quality:

  1. Measurement of the current air quality and fine dust pollution
  2. If required, optimization of existing ventilation or installation of mobile ventilation unit.
  3. Automation and visualization of air quality

With our partner Airthings for Business, we can measure your air quality quickly and without costly installations. Fine dust (PM1, PM2.5), CO2, temperature or humidity – the sensors can be mounted directly on or next to the climbing wall without wiring. The data is sent directly to the Fresh Air Manager via the supplied hub.

In a second step, the Fresh Air Manager helps them to find the right solution for their climbing hall and to optimize the air quality. From manual ventilation plans (opening windows) to professional ventilation systems – our network of service providers and maintenance companies enables us to provide vendor-neutral advice.

Finally, the Fresh Air Manager ensures the automatic procurement of replacement products (maintenance, filters, etc.).

We offer them the solution for clean air!

Air quality display with the Fresh Air Manager and Airthings for Business

Show their customers that in their climbing gym the air is clean and perfect conditions for sport climbing prevail.

In addition to the analysis and optimization of your air quality, we also offer you the possibility to make your air quality visible to your customers and employees.

From QR codes to on-screen visualizations and comparative values such as e.g. the Eiger north face – the possibilities to show the climbing hall air quality to their customers and employees are manifold!

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