DESSO Airmaster(R) at KIA Speed Skating Academy in Inzell, Germany

By Desso Group Bv, PRNE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, April 21, 2011 - Desso has sponsored the KIA Speed Skating Academy in Inzell,
Germany. The academy has been set up by Dutch speed skating enthusiast Marnix
to ensure that promising skaters - who lack sufficient training
facilities in their own countries - can be coached at World class level. The
building, which was once a hospital, is located at close proximity to the Max
Aicher Arena, the new ice rink. The hospital has since been completely
renovated to feature state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge furnishings
in order to promote optimal living conditions for top athletes. DESSO
AirMaster(R) has been installed in all of the bedrooms to provide the best
possible indoor air quality for them during the demanding and intensive
training program they undergo during their stay.

The opening of the academy coincided with the 2011 speed
skating World Single Distance Championships, where Dutch star Ireen Wust won
a gold medal in the 1500 metres and Canadian Christine Nesbitt won a gold
medal in the 1,000 metres. Inzell is expected to become the 'speed skating
Mecca' due to the state of the art Max Aicher Arena, a reputation now
reinforced with Wieberdink's KIA Speed Skating Academy.

Desso has been promoting the importance of indoor air quality
since the launch of DESSO AirMaster(R) in 2010. This was initially within
environments that have been demonstrated as a cause for concern, such as
schools and offices where people often spend at least 8 hrs a day indoors.
However, with this latest installation at the KIA Speed Skating Academy,
Desso is taking the standard of indoor air quality a step further. The town
of Inzell is already renowned for it's clean-air and healthy environment, and
Wieberdink was delighted to be able to optimize this healthy atmosphere even
further with the innovative DESSO AirMaster(R) at his academy: "It was a
logical choice for us to select DESSO AirMaster(R) for the bedrooms at our
Academy," says Wieberdink. "We are teaching these speed skaters how to reach
their maximum performance level, and a top physical condition is essential.
Sleeping in bedrooms with DESSO AirMaster(R) installed, resulting in a
healthy environment with 8 times lower fine dust concentration than with hard
flooring, ensures that our skaters can stay as fit and healthy as possible
throughout this intensive training program."

The academy was initiated with the intention to raise the
level of international speed skating and therefore help otherwise
underprivileged speed skaters to reach their optimal potential at World Class
level. This is primarily for athletes who lack sufficient speed skating
facilities in their home countries. They will be given expert training and
tuition from top coaches such as World Record holder Jeremy Wotherspoon, and
will also be taught the essential lifestyle changes that a top speed skater
needs to implement in order to ensure optimal physical performance. This
includes learning how to train, eat, relax and sleep, and all in the most
healthy environment possible. DESSO AirMaster(R), with its innovative, award
winning, patented technology, results in 8 times lower fine dust
concentration in the air compared to hard flooring and is therefore installed
in all bedrooms at the academy.

Alexander Collot d'Escury is pleased with the development:
"With the installation of DESSO AirMaster(R) at the KIA Speed Skating Academy
in an environment such as that in Inzell, we're reaching new, optimal levels
in indoor air quality. Furthermore, the fact that experts such as Marnix
are recognizing the impact that our indoor surroundings can have
on our health and wellbeing is fantastic, and we are pleased to be able to
support the next generation of World class speed skaters during their
development in Inzell."


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