While almost all municipalities in the Munich district are now having heated discussions about whether or not air purifiers should be purchased, one in Grünwald rather has to draw a conclusion about the benefits the devices have brought so far.
Because here they have been standing for half a year.
- The Grünwald municipal council decided last autumn to equip the municipal daycare centers and the primary school with air purifiers that use plasma technology.
The town hall is also equipped with it.
This made the community, along with Neubiberg, a pioneer in equipping them with air purification devices.
Peter Klessinger from the building authority at the time: “The advantage: The pollutants are destroyed.
Filters do not need to be changed.
The devices are maintenance-free and comparatively quiet.
Just the thing for the class. "
There is no retroactive funding
Ingrid Reinhart (Greens) brought the air filter issue up in the local council. It was not entirely clear to her whether the Grünwald air purifiers were among those that would receive funding if they were purchased today. Mayor Jan Neusiedl (CSU): "The topic is not an issue for the community of Grünwald, because we were the first to fully equip the schools and kindergartens." Especially in times of climate change, the Grünwald models have the advantage of using less energy (20 watts) need than the large Hepa systems. Nevertheless, the important question is which filters are eligible. As Peter Klessinger explained, the community was unable to fall back on subsidies in the fall because only Hepa filter systems were subsidized at that time. Under the current guidelines, however, the Grünwald devicesthat are operated with plasma technology should also be eligible for funding. Unfortunately not retrospectively.
Great enthusiasm in schools and daycare centers
Susanne Kruse (Greens), herself a primary school teacher, thought it was regrettable that the district council did not want to get involved in the purchase of filter systems: “I think that's a shame.
Nonetheless, we should publicize what great devices we have here. "
As chief office manager Tobias Dietz explained, the community had long since achieved a certain widespread effect through the press, so that the citizens had plenty of opportunities to get an idea.
The feedback from parents and supervisors in the kindergartens was overwhelming, and the teachers in the schools were also grateful.
But of course there is also a financial aspect that Mayor Neusiedl brought into play.
Because not every community can make such a large investment, even if half are funded.
Finally, Michael Ritz (FDP) got the floor. Grünwald did everything right early on. “Chapeau, excellent. This shows that we were one of the first communities to think about protecting our rooms and the health of our children. "