air quality

BESA announces awards shortlist

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced the shortlists for its relaunched and revamped National Awards.  To celebrate the return of in-person awards following the pandemic, BESA has introduced several new categories open to both members and non-members including Net Zero Initiative, Product Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Competence and Compliance, and Women in Building Services.  They also feature for the first […]

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Record-breaking InstallerSHOW last month

A record number of visitors flocked to the NEC  to visit InstallerSHOW last month, for the UK’s largest gathering of professionals involved in the installation, specification and implementation of net zero products and services. Just under 10,000 people attended the event – featuring the elemental content theatres – keen to talk to over 300 exhibitors […]

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Award for Panasonic AC units

The Panasonic Etherea Air Conditioning units won the AC Product of the Year category at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2022.  Jose Alves, UK and Ireland’s Country Manager for Panasonic, said: “I’m thrilled that the judges of the National ACR & Heat Pump awards, as well as others, continue to recognise the growing […]

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BESA reveals content line-up for InstallerSHOW

BESA and InstallerSHOW have teamed up to host the first ever BESA Theatre, taking place at the NEC from 21st to 23rd June 2022. Delivered by BESA, BESA affiliates and a selection of guest speakers, the BESA Theatre will be home to a curated programme of sessions, aimed at building engineers, installers and FM professionals […]

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BESA updates indoor air quality guidance for building managers

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated technical guidance designed to help building managers improve the health, well-being, and productivity of occupants.  BESA has revised Guide to Good Practice: Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-being’ (H&W002) to reflect tougher targets set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which revised its own air quality advice last year. It also […]

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New research will address net zero skills challenge

Actuate UK is working with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) on a strategy to boost the creation of a skilled workforce that will play a central role in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment. The new strategic research project, funded by the Engineering Services Training Trust Ltd (ESTTL), will tackle the skills shortages in key […]

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Ventive to introduce all-in-one home solution

Ventive is to manufacture a fully integrated ‘intelligent home’ solution at a new manufacturing facility at Hartlebury in Worcestershire. The Ventive Home system will provide households with heating and hot water, as well as whole-house, energy-efficient ventilation and cooling in a single unit, which will be a similar in size to a fridge/freezer. Ventive and […]

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Two new air quality products launched by Resideo

The UK Government recently responded to a consultation on proposals to extend the current Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. As part of the changes, it is proposed that carbon monoxide alarms will be mandatory upon installation of any heating appliance (excluding gas cookers) in all tenures through building regulations. Resideo has introduced […]

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Vent-Axia’s webinar on ventilation regulation

Vent-Axia is to host a free webinar – Domestic Legislation for Ventilation – covering the recently launched Building Regulations. The webinar will run twice this month and is aimed at housebuilders, M&E contractors, consultants and architects. Published on 15th December 2021, the Building Regulations bring significant changes for housebuilders with the new amended Part L […]

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Education unions urge Government to tackle school air quality

Six trade unions have urged the government to find more money to help schools tackle growing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. In a joint statement, the ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU and UNISON highlighted the extent of the air quality crisis in school buildings – exposed by the wider use of CO2 monitors. They said schools […]

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Research finds air filter significantly reduces presence of airborne virus in COVID-19 wards

A team of doctors, scientists and engineers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge placed an air filtration machine in COVID-19 wards and found that it removed almost all traces of the airborne virus. A team at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust investigated whether portable air filtration/UV […]

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Airscan and GojiAir launch Clean Air as a Service

Clean Air as a Service (CAaaS) combines air quality monitoring and air filtration and offers business owners a safer, cleaner and healthier environment for their employees. Airscan, specialists in outdoor air quality and traffic congestion, have launched its Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring system using the same technology that has proved successful in monitoring Outdoor […]

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