Messe Düsseldorf : Top air quality, more ener...
Messe Düsseldorf

Top air quality, more energy efficiency

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
The HEPA filters at Messe Düsseldorf
The HEPA filters at Messe Düsseldorf

A technical highlight for Messe Düsseldorf: the company is equipping its halls with HEPA filters. These high-efficiency particulate air filters introduce clinically clean air into the halls while at the same time reducing heating and cooling energy consumption.

Halls 9 to 17, where Beauty and Top Hair took place (May 6 to 8), were the first to provide cleaned air. The entire Düsseldorf Exhibition and Congress Centre will be equipped with HEPA filters by the end of June 2022. Halls 1 and 9 to 17 and the Congress Center Düsseldorf have already been equipped.
„We can offer the greatest possible protection during our trade fairs.“
Wolfram N. Diener, president & CEO, Messe Düsseldorf
As far as Messe Düsseldorf is concerned, HEPA filters are the most effective air treatment technology currently available: They remove 99.9 percent of all viruses, bacteria and other particulates from the air and then return the cleaned air to the room, the method also used in ORs and intensive care units. In this way, risk of infection can be reduced to a minimum. Stressing the advantages, Wolfram N. Diener, president & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, says: "Our new HEPA filters help to ensure that we can offer all guests the greatest possible protection during our trade fairs. In combination with our high-performance ventilation system, our voluntary hygiene measures, our spacious premises and halls, we reduce the infection risk to a minimum."

No fewer than 3,000 HEPA filters are to be installed on the Messe Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Congress site, which will also contribute to staging sustainable trade fairs: They reduce heating and cooling energy consumption of the ventilation systems and so make operation with energy efficiency possible. When outside temperatures are low, Messe Düsseldorf can mix warm air from the halls with the air introduced from outside and so reduce heating costs while at the same time providing clinically clean incoming air. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is subsidising 80 percent of the 1.4 million euro investment as part of a funding programme.