Tag: ventilation

Second annual World Ventil8 Day takes place this week

This year’s World Ventil8 Day – on November 8th – will draw a direct link between failure to invest in improving ventilation and serious health problems linked to buildings.

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UCL to open air quality research centre

Construction of UCL’s Controlled Active Ventilation Environment (CAVE) laboratory, designed to research climate and airborne hazards, has been completed and will be officially launched early in 2024. CAVE is the first facility of its kind in terms of its advanced capabilities to carry out research at full scale into air quality and ventilation challenges in […]

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A vital step to improving IAQ

Amended Approved Document Part F (Means of Ventilation) of the Building Regulations is being seen as a vital step to improve indoor air quality as we head toward the Future Homes Standard on the road to Net Zero. For existing homes, continuous ventilation offers a simple way to comply, as Natasha King explains. Amended Part […]

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Ventilation hygiene demand surges amidst fire safety concerns

Demand for cleaning and maintenance of kitchen extract ventilation systems has increased dramatically in the past year, according to the industry’s newly rebranded certification scheme. There has been a huge 78% increase in the number of works notified to the BESA Vent Hygiene Register (VHR) digital database since last March – with the annual total […]

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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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Providing healthier homes for residents

Housing associations, local authorities and developers are tasked with ensuring their homes aren’t detrimental to their residents’ health. But retrofitting older homes isn’t without its challenges, says Jill Starley-Grainger. Ensuring the safety of rental properties has long been a priority for landlords but, more recently, a focus on healthy homes has come to the fore. […]

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Ventilation is essential for health

At the end of last year, Professor Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, published a report calling for indoor air quality to be a priority. The report said that there needs to be a better understanding of how we can prevent and reduce indoor air pollution and the importance of ventilation, stating: Ensuring good ventilation […]

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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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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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Improving ventilation for a healthier world

#WorldVentil8Day was created by a coalition of scientists, academics, and engineering bodies to promote building ventilation that supports health, well-being and productivity. Here, Nathan Wood explains the campaign. The first annual World Ventila8 Day offers an opportunity to highlight the crucial role of ventilating our homes and buildings, especially as we head into colder months. […]

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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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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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