air quality

Skid-mounted solution from Toshiba Carrier UK

Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd (TCUK) has developed a skid-mounted version of its high performance Floway Air Handling Unit (AHU) and direct expansion (DX) condenser package, designed to save customers time and money. The solution comprises a compact CIAT Floway Access AHU, incorporating a thermal wheel that operates with more than 80% efficiency, matched to a […]

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Report published advising schools how to prepare for climate change

Arup has worked with the Greater London Authority to produce guidance for schools on mitigating the effects of climate change, including the use of ventilation. The new report, How London Schools and Early Years Settings Can Adapt to Climate Change, looks at how schools can make preparations to deal with climate change, including more frequent […]

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Zehnder introduces ComfoPost to UK

Zehnder Group UK has launched ComfoPost in the UK. Zehnder has expanded its cooling portfolio in the UK with the launch of the ComfoPost range, which is suitable for Passive House applications. ComfoPost is an air to water exchanger used with ComfoWell air distribution connections. The ComfoWell connections allow for selection flexibility, offering a range […]

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New technical memorandum (TM) released – Health and wellbeing in building services CIBSE TM40: 2020

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released a new technical memorandum (TM) – Health and wellbeing in building services CIBSE TM40: 2020. Experts from leading air filtration company, Camfil, have made a major contribution to the important new guide. Peter Dyment, Camfil’s technical manager, and Chris Ecob, the company’s director responsible for […]

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Are you breaking the law? FETA urges facilities managers to have their DSEAR Risk Assessments in place

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has issued a warning to facilities managers to ensure they have the necessary DSEAR Risk Assessments in place for all air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps installed on their premises. DSEAR stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations and was designed to protect people from risks […]

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New ventilation systems increase efficiency in Duddeston apartments

Residents living in the refurbished Boat Blocks high rise apartments in Duddeston, Birmingham, are reaping the benefits of new ventilation systems from EnviroVent as part of a major refurbishment project. The Boat Blocks, owned by Birmingham City Council, consist of four 12-storey tower blocks of 66 apartments each, with EnviroVent’s whole house ventilation units installed […]

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Landmark report on indoor air quality

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia welcomes the latest joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and the Royal College of Physicians on the health impact of indoor air quality (IAQ) on children and young people. The report, The inside story: Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people, […]

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Brunel University prioritises Indoor Air Quality for with new ventilation system

Brunel University London’s Hamilton Centre is home to a host of entertainment facilities, including bars, restaurants, and the student union. With the link between good indoor air quality (IAQ) and concentration levels becoming increasingly well established, optimising the building’s ventilation system was a top priority. Located in the heart of Middlesex, Brunel University London is […]

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Research finds that ironing, washing, and cleaning in homes could be damaging the health of occupants

Zehnder UK has found that astounding pollution levels are being caused by everyday indoor activities. These include ironing, washing clothes and cleaning in homes. The poor state of indoor air quality in the UK Volunteers from varied home environments and lifestyles were chosen to record all activities taking place in their house while using indoor […]

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New London homes set to achieve BREEAM status with Domus Ventilation

Domus Ventilation’s HRXE Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems are being installed in to the new Abbey Wharf residential development in Alperton, London. Located in the London Borough of Brent on a former disused industrial site overlooking a canal, Abbey Wharf will feature 111 shared ownership homes, 24 homes for affordable rent and two […]

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Bell Plumbing Supplies signs exclusive UK distribution deal with Unico Systems

Bell Plumbing Supplies has been chosen as the exclusive UK distributor and training provider for US-based Unico Systems. The Missouri manufacturer of small duct heating, cooling and ventilation systems is looking to fulfil increasing demand for domestic air conditioning across Britain. The Unico System, which is installed in half a million homes and small businesses […]

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Why evaporative cooling towers are still a great choice

Gary Dicker, Director at DHD Cooling, explains why the evaporative cooling tower is still a great choice: There is a lot of bad press surrounding evaporative cooling towers, but they are still one of the best long-term solutions for industrial and commercial cooling challenges and here’s why. In order to reach certain cooling temperatures, dry […]

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