CIAT ClimaCIATpower

CIAT has extended its range of air handling units (AHUs) with the addition of higher capacity units with the option of high-efficiency heat recovery. 

A powerful ultra-violet C (UV-C) light disinfection system that targets viruses and bacteria is now available as an integrated option on CIAT’s air handling units (AHUs). 

SS Great Britain

Munters recently completed a pioneering upgrade of the dry dock air handling unit (AHU) at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.  The upgrade, which was carried out in just one day, ensures long term protection against corrosion, while reducing AHU fan energy consumption by 25-30%.  

Indoor Air Quality

The air we breathe...

17 September, 2021

The air we breathe can have a significant impact on both our physical and mental health, with Public Health England estimating that air pollution is responsible for anywhere between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths each year. This shocking statistic, combined with the fact that on average people spend 90% of their time indoors, demonstrates why indoor air quality is now a leading concern. Martin Passingham, Product Management and Training Manager at Daikin UK explains why.

Waterloo Displacement

Waterloo have strengthened their product offering by replacing their displacement range with the full portfolio of Swegon displacement products. By integrating a range of airborne products from the Swegon group, the supplier of air terminal devices can deliver the widest range of room unit products in the UK market. 

Leakage testing

Andrew Hamshere, Managing Director of Sensing Precision, highlights the importance of leakage testing.

Indoor air quality

New research suggests mechanical ventilation halves the risk of spreading airborne diseases in schools and offices compared to natural ventilation.  

Indul Liner

Effective ventilation and draught management achieve even distribution of air without compromising end user comfort or efficiency. Tim Mitchell, sales and marketing director of Klima-Therm, explains how.

Hotel guests

Computer modeling used to simulate air flow and movement of particulates in hotel common areas; demonstrates that filtration can potentially improve air quality and guests’ confidence in hotel stays

Steve Woods

One of the world’s first fan manufacturers has unveiled a dynamic new look as part of a forward-thinking transformational programme aimed at global expansion.  

Air Brick

Titon has recently supplied the new Fire Safe Air Brick® at the new Timber Works residential development in Cambridge. 

SS Great Britain

Munters, global leaders in energy efficient climate control, recently completed a pioneering upgrade of the dry dock air handling unit (AHU) at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.  

grantley Hall Linear Bar

Gilberts balances rejuvenating a dilapidated Grade II* listed building with creating a carbon-zero new-build extension.

The Titon Ultimate dMEV

Titon are pleased to announce the release of a new revolutionary dMEV that ticks all the right boxes. 

Indoor Air Quality

Delivering indoor air quality

10 February, 2021

Martin Passingham explores the subject of indoor air quality and how effective ventilation is the cornerstone of achieving an optimal indoor environment.

Obsolete dehumidifier replacement

Munters, global leaders in climate control, recently replaced an obsolete desiccant dehumidifier with a more energy efficient solution at Floranova.  

Simon Ward

Taking a Fresh Approach to IAQ

12 November, 2020

Simon Ward, Director of Sales UK & Ireland, Distech Controls talks about how the comfort and wellbeing of occupants in commercial buildings is now in focus more than ever before. We are not just considering energy efficiency when it comes to the Building Management System (BMS) it is also about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and how it can improve comfort

Klimatherm

Inside job

12 November, 2020

We need a more technology-based approach to keeping people safe and comfortable inside buildings, especially as we move into the colder autumn and winter months, according to Tim Mitchell, Sales Director of Klima-Therm

Fujitsu

Phil Deverick, Commercial Manager, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK talks about the increased interest for greater indoor air quality

Workers returning to their places of work will rightly expect those buildings to be as safe from SARS-CoV-2 as reasonably possible, says Bill Anderson of Puravent. 

In order for the UK to get back to work, school and spending money, people need to be confident that the buildings they’re entering are as safe as they can be. With more evidence emerging that COVID-19 spreads in the air, we must ensure airborne pathogens are removed from our indoor environments. 

This year's CIBSE Napier Shaw medal was awarded to Jenny Crawley, Jez Wingfield and Cliff Elwell for their paper entitled ‘The relationship between airtightness and ventilation in new UK dwellings’. Jenny Crawley gives us an overview of their work. 

Covid

As buildings are reoccupied new challenges have appeared, not least limiting the risk of spreading the virus

A slightly scary statistic is that we now spend around 90% of our time indoors. How can BMS help improve the experience?

A slightly scary statistic is that we now spend around 90% of our time indoors. What can a well-designed BMS system do to improve that experience?

Delivery of a key, complex element of a core services building for a world-class centre without “a huge song and dance” has laid the foundation for a long-term working relationship.

British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia has been specified as part of a luxury 1,300mnew-build family home in Kingswood, Surrey. 

Testing is now complete for Elta Fans’ Applied Technology division, so ventilation specifiers can access fully compliant high-temperature fan packages complete with a variable speed drive (VSD).

Gilberts can make air as fresh as possible within educational buildings, and thus achieve compliance with Government guidelines.

Nicotra

Nicotra Gebhardt extends their PFP plug fan offering

Titon

A new interactive online experience from Titon.

Aircon

Newly published guidance on Ventilation changes things. Dominic Horne looks at how.

Gilberts

Independent air movement specialist Gilberts is delivering a 'knock-out punch' in delivery of customer needs.

IV Produkt

IV Produkt say their new concept represents a new way of designing, transporting and assembling air handling units.

2 people in the lab

Laboratory buildings can be responsible for 50-80% of non-residential carbon emissions at research-intensive universities. Ian Thomas, Product Manager for Labcontrol at Trox, looks at the issues.

indoor air quality, IAQ, pollution, fine particle, screens, John Grenville, ECEX

Save your breath

02 July, 2018

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the single biggest health issue for those living in cities. But which aspects of it should consulting engineers and contractors focus on? John Grenville offers two suggestions.

Peter Dyment, pollution, airborne pollution, filtration

Breathing easier

02 July, 2018

As concern grows over rising traffic air pollution levels, authorities are responding urgently to the pressing need for action to protect people, especially those in cities. But what can building services professionals do to help? Peter Dyment explains.

Parag Rastogi, wellbeing, Arbnco

Parag Rastogi explores why there is a new focus on providing healthy workplaces, and how technology is helping to achieve them.

Heat recovery, Lee Caulfield, mechanical ventilation, MVHR, Titon

Ventilation is an essential part of modern properties, yet on many occasions this vital component isn’t considered until late in the construction process. Lee Caulfield looks at the importance of MVHR systems being considered as early as possible during a building’s design.

Andy Williams, DCV, demand controlled ventilation, IAQ, Jaga

High marks for IAQ

02 July, 2018

The way a school is designed can significantly impact pupils’ productivity and overall wellbeing. Andy Williams explains why specifiers should look to intelligent, efficient ventilation solutions that create an environment which allows pupils to thrive.

AirMaster, Coanda effect, draughts, ISO EN 7730, SAV Systems, Stephan Lang, ventilation

Final draught

02 July, 2018

In ensuring effective ventilation to maintain good indoor air quality it’s essential the system is designed to avoid creating draughts. Stephan Lang explains how problems can be avoided

Carl Davison, Eurofins, Kingspan insulation, VOCs

Quality inside and out

02 July, 2018

Carl Davison considers the role of building services in helping to address the challenge of air quality and its impact on human health.

Camfil, air filtration, air filter, PM10, PM1, PM2.5, IAQ, Indoor air quality

With less than a year of the transition period for international standards for air filtration to go, Peter Dyment of Camfil explains their implications.

Gilberts, IAQ, indoor air quality, Natural ventilation

Airing the issues

05 July, 2017

There is much debate on trends in natural ventilation, but is it all hot air? Roy Jones of Gilberts of Blackpool shares some thoughts.

Airflow Developments, ventilation, MVHR, IAQ, Indoor air quality

In a recent report from the Building Engineering Services Association, almost 70% of office workers believed poor air quality was having a negative effect on their wellbeing and productivity. Robert Dennis of Airflow Developments highlights the importance of effective ventilation in commercial buildings to create and maintain a healthy and energy efficient environment.

Xpelair, MVHR, IAQ, Indoor air quality

Xpelair’s Natural Air 180 MVHR (natural ventilation with heat recovery) units come with a vast choice of add-ons designed to make them suitable for virtually all domestic ventilation requirements. One feature is the option of NOx filtration via an external box.

SAV, ventilation, IAQ, Indoor air quality

SAV AirMaster MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery) units have enable Furze Down School in Winslow, Bucks, to control indoor air quality efficiently while maintaining the low noise levels required for special educational needs. This co-educational community school takes children from the ages of five through to 19, many of the with complex special educational needs (SEN).

Condair, humidity, RH, relative humidity, IAQ, Indoor air quality

Tim Scott of Condair asks why 40 to 60%RH is the ‘ideal’ indoor relative-humidity level.

Bio-Oxygen Europe, odours, IAQ, Indoor air quality

Bio-Oxygen Europe has been set up to bring the Australian-produced Bio-Oxygen system for eliminating odours, sterilising and purifying air to the European market. The system is said to guarantee odour-free results, along with 99% elimination of viruses and bacteria. It is compact as has low maintenance requirements.




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Smart Buildings Show announces full conference programme for 2021

Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s leading, dedicated smart buildings event, has unveiled its 2021 conference programme. The event, supported by headline sponsor Bluetooth, will take place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021, featuring industry-leading speaker sessions from some of the sector’s most renowned brands, including Bluetooth, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Schneider Electric,  Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Vodafone.

Actuate UK issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26 and urges action “before it is too late”

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.

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