Indoor Air Quality

  • Back to basics with air movement

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Thermal destratification, the recycling of rising hot air, which has been described as the missing piece to the HVAC puzzle, is simple, effective and remarkably economical says Stephen Bridges of Airius. The only reason why this technique, which can offer savings on heating and cooling costs of between 20 and 50%, is not more widespread is that there is little […]
  • Trox reinforces its one stop shop credentials

    By BSEE on April 24, 2013
    Trox UK has cemented its place in the air handling market with the launch of the X-CUBECompact range of ready-to-use and pre-configured air handling units. The move means that Trox now has an air handling unit solution for almost every project from the very largest to the mid-range and the smallest application. The arrival of the X-CUBEproduct range, during 2012, […]
  • More than just a passing phase

    By BSEE on January 23, 2013
    Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) has been an increasing feature in commercial buildings looking to install a ventilation solution. With specific targets set out on both UK and European levels, how can the adoption of PassivHaus approved technologies help companies meet these targets? Tunca Sekban of Airflow Developments explains.   PassivHaus is often thought of as a specific building […]
  • Blowing hot and cold

    By BSEE on September 28, 2012
    Two recent projects in Milan illustrate the benefits of using multi-purpose simultaneous heating and cooling units for four-pipe fan coil systems. Dean Ward, Applied Products Manager with Climaveneta UK, explains. Earlier this year a new building in the Vimercate Energy Park in Milan was the first building in Italy to achieve the LEED Platinum Core & Shell 2.0 certification. One […]
  • Cool running

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    The modern workplace has to work harder than ever before. It must reflect corporate values, express something of the organisation’s brand, allow people to work to the best of their ability as well as look after their wellbeing, keep touch with the pace of changing technology, minimise downtime, meet the demands of an ever changing legislative environment and keep costs […]
  • Dispel the myths

    By BSEE on December 9, 2011
    When installed correctly, an air curtain will minimise the amount of cold air entering a building while keeping the warm air inside. However, there are many myths surrounding the technology, and a lack of know­ledge and under­standing has resulted in some poor installations in the UK. Air curtains are ideal for any frequently used entrance, and can be successfully used […]
  • Low energy ventilation

    By BSEE on October 4, 2011
    Downside Primary School in Bedfordshire has installed a unique, service-free solar powered ventilation system utilising carbon dioxide (CO²) and temperature controllers enabled by batteryless radio technology from EnOcean. As part of the UK Government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) investment programme, Downside Primary School in Luton has been granted a low energy, natural ventilation system to reduce the building’s […]
  • Cutting energy costs in the data centre

    By BSEE on October 4, 2011
    Jason Preston, Director of 2bm, outlines the opportunities for transforming data centre energy consumption, from the adoption of Direct Free Cooling, to more effective air management techniques and the use of aisle containment. Energy costs are becoming the primary concern for businesses across the UK. But how can companies safeguard themselves from the implications of the sustained rise in prices? […]
  • A question of control

    By BSEE on August 24, 2011
    When it comes to ventilation, choosing the right controls can be an important and relatively low cost way to lower the carbon footprint of a building. David Cook, Product Marketing Manager – Non-Residential at Vent-Axia reveals how upgrading controls will improve the performance of existing A/C controllable fans. The building services industry is driven by a determination to improve energy […]
  • A question of control

    By BSEE on July 28, 2011
    When it comes to ventilation, choosing the right controls can be an important and relatively low cost way to lower the carbon footprint of a building. David Cook, Product Marketing Manager – Non-Residential at Vent-Axia reveals how upgrading controls will improve the performance of existing A/C controllable fans. The building services industry is driven by a determination to improve energy […]