air quality

Schools needed for air quality study

UK schools are being encouraged to take part in an indoor air quality study. The Schools Air Quality for Health and Education project (SAMHE) – led by SEI York and Imperial College London – is looking for up to 2,000 schools to get involved. Schools will receive free air quality monitors which will measure CO2, […]

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New BSI Code of Practice set to improve IAQ standards

BSI has published a new Code of Practice for indoor environmental quality for non-domestic buildings, in what is being hailed as a major breakthrough for clean indoor air. The Code BS 40102-1:2023 Health and well-being and indoor environmental quality in buildings – health and wellbeing in non-domestic buildings aligns to the World Health Organisation’s new […]

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IKEA launches IAQ smart sensor

IKEA is introducing VINDSTYRKA – a smart sensor to measure indoor air quality. Available from April 2023, the sensor will allow measuring and monitoring of indoor air pollutant levels. Henrik Telander, Product owner at IKEA of Sweden, said: Although we spend most of our time indoors, many of us tend to forget about indoor air pollution. […]

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More than half of private renters living in cold, damp or mouldy homes

New research from Citizens Advice shows 1.6 million children currently live in privately rented homes with damp, mould or excessive cold. The analysis suggests more than half of private renters in England – 2.7 million households – are struggling with one or more of these issues right now. The problem is especially bad in the […]

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BESA partners with InstallerSHOW for 2023

We’re delighted to announce that the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has partnered with InstallerSHOW for the 2023 event in June. BESA’s David Frise said of the partnership: “It’s great to be working with InstallerSHOW again, at such a pivotal time for the industry – the event offers a brilliant opportunity for knowledge sharing around […]

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Chris Whitty calls for focus on indoor air quality

Professor Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has published an air quality report and said that tackling indoor air quality should also be a priority. The report notes the progress that has been made on outdoor air quality since the 1980s, and outlines achievable solutions to make further improvements. It also states that indoor air […]

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UNISON survey reveals schools cutting back on ventilation

A UNISON survey has revealed that, amid fears over rising energy costs, there has been a significant drop off in good ventilation practices in schools. The survey was conducted among UNISON members working as school support staff across the UK, of whom 1,644 responded. The results showed that: on CO2 monitoring, only 26% said that their […]

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Realising fresh air the smart way

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a persistent issue in learning environments, but there are effective solutions, says Erik Boyter. There’s little doubt that having access to clean air within scholastic institutions creates a comfortable environment that benefits both staff and pupils alike. However, delivering it seems to be a different story. A recent […]

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Balancing ventilation and energy saving in schools

Simon Jones looks at the impact that energy prices could have on the often fine balance between adequate ventilation and heating our schools, colleges and universities. I regularly meet those responsible for managing school buildings, whether it’s CFOs of academy trusts or estate mangers of universities, and without exception, the topic on everyone’s mind is […]

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Wates Innovation Network returns to InstallerSHOW for 2023

InstallerSHOW and Wates Group have announced they will join forces once again to deliver an even bigger and better innovation showcase at next year’s event, taking place on the 27-29 June 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. Featuring exclusive product demos and an actionable, insights-led speaker schedule, the Innovation Zone will showcase a host of […]

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AirEx smart air brick added to Warmer Homes Scotland scheme

AirEx Smart Ventilation Control technology has recently been added to the range of energy efficiency measures offered under the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme. Warmworks Scotland, which manages the scheme, has confirmed that AirEx will be deployed in Scottish homes with suspended ground floors to help cut unwanted draughts and help residents manage their energy bills […]

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InstallerSHOW and elemental are delighted to be welcoming back BEAMA for 2023

InstallerSHOW and elemental are delighted to be welcoming back BEAMA for the 2023 event, which is taking place at the NEC from 27th to 29th June. BEAMA, the UK Trade Association for manufacturers of energy technologies and systems, will once again be hosting the Net Zero by Design Theatre at InstallerSHOW, with speakers offering the […]

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