Wellness trends, such as health tourism and workplace fitness, are having a huge impact across the building services industry. Managers must increasingly consider hot water delivery in a wide range of environments – from office shower facilities to residential gyms and luxury hotel spas.
If the building management system is the brains of a HVAC system and pumps are the heart, then the pipework is the cardiovascular system, distributing water, refrigerant, air and gas around the building to ensure it operates effectively.
Legionella bacteria can breed in any stagnant water within the 25oC to 45oC temperature range, doubling in number every eight hours. Public health is just as much at risk from Legionella in private homes and offices as it is in large scale public buildings but there are three major factors that create additional risk in healthcare environments.
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Universities drive down carbon emissions
Kevin Pocock of Mitsubishi Electric discusses the drivers for universities to achieve zero carbon in their built environment – and the challenges.