Why are climate ceilings the ideal solution for healthcare

Residential care centers and hospitals have their very own encyclopedia of needs and standards for their building. The increased consumption because there is 24/7 activity, the strict hygiene regulations that are more important than ever in times of a global pandemic. But also consider the livability for residents and patients and their comfort. All these factors mean that there is a whole separate construction manual for the healthcare sector. Why are climate ceilings the ideal solution for hospitals, residential care centers and laboratories? Belgian specialist in metal ceiling solutions Interalu, known for their metal ceilings and even market leader in climate ceilings, explains.


"Consumption in a hospital is almost double that in an office building. If office buildings empty at the end of the workday or workweek, hospitals are still running at full speed" says Carlo Miers, commercial director at Interalu. "Sustainable construction is a challenge for the healthcare sector. Climate ceilings cool with 'hot' water and heat with 'cold' water," continues Miers. "The energy savings as a result are significant."

That you can't install just any system for cooling and heating in hospital or residential care centers seems obvious. "There are endless lists of standards such as fire regulations and strict rules for hygiene and maintenance. Of course, one does not want to compromise on air quality either. This quickly leads to climate ceilings as the ideal solution. Our ceiling systems, which provide cooling and heating using integrated systems, do not produce dried out air, no air movement in the room or noise pollution. And it remains draft-free and dust-free. Everything one looks for in these settings."


Ventilation for residents 

In hospitals, climate ceilings have been appearing in large areas for some time now in Belgium and in neighboring countries. "The distressing situations in times of COVID-19 with nursing home residents who were not allowed to turn on their ventilation, you avoid those with climate ceilings. Because then you heat and cool without air displacement and therefore without spreading bacteria."



"Our ceiling systems are often used in renovation projects precisely because they have a limited installation height. Other systems cannot offer that. This means that the advantages of climate ceilings such as optimal thermal, hygienic and spatial comfort are also possible for existing buildings that are being refurbished," concludes Carlo Miers.