Schools

  • Designing for a higher IAQ

    By BSEE on December 2, 2013
    When designing services for a learning environment it is essential to ensure good air quality. Lars Fabricius of SAV Systems explains how school-specific decentralised air handling units with heat recovery provide an ideal solution. As classrooms become better insulated with improved air-tightness, it becomes increasingly important that the ventilation design maintains acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) without energy wastage. Neither […]
  • Priva facilitates unique learning experience

    By BSEE on March 26, 2013
    Technology from Priva Building Intelligence Ltd has played the lead role in a fully-functioning interactive energy learning and awareness experience at a new education facility in north London. An innovative front end display and bespoke software mean students can discover more about energy use and the benefits of energy reduction initiatives in a highly enjoyable and creative way. As a […]
  • Integrated access control powers Salford University

    By BSEE on March 26, 2013
    Grosvenor Technology’s JANUS Enterprise access control system is at the heart of the University of Salford’s new One Card project, which allows students and staff access to a wide range of buildings and services throughout the campus. The University has used JANUS in its original campus buildings for over eight years, with 300+ card readers providing site-wide access control. The […]
  • Classic radiator design for refurbishment

    By BSEE on March 26, 2013
    As part of Croydon Council’s on-going commitment to create more primary school places, The Robert Fitzroy Academy in Davidson Road, central Croydon is being fitted with Zehnder Multicolumn radiators. Reviewing the specification of the heating system at the school, Pawel Monasterski, Mechanical Design Engineer at Aktins explains: “The Zehnder Multicolumn radiator was the ideal choice for this refurbishment. Given the […]
  • Energy efficiency upgrade for Oakham School

    By BSEE on March 26, 2013
    Baxi Commercial Division has supplied energy efficient equipment, including a combined heat and power unit, for a complete refurbishment of the heating system serving the prestigious Oakham School’s swimming pool and sports hall. This equipment comprises Potterton Commercial condensing boilers, and an Andrews MAXXflo condensing water heater supplementing a Baxi-SenerTec UK Dachs mini-CHP unit which, together, have reduced the school’s […]
  • The importance of a water treatment regime

    By BSEE on March 26, 2013
    Martin Wilkinson, National Sales Manager at Spirotech UK, firmly believes that in the school environment, water conditioning and its control are vital to achieving efficient, reliable operation and longevity of plant. In the past, school heating systems usually featured large, inefficient cast iron boilers. Up until about 20 years ago the plant was usually looked after by the caretaker and […]
  • Bespoke solutions for schools

    By BSEE on December 5, 2012
    Steve Mongan, Head of Marketing at Xpelair Ventilation Solutions, discusses the importance of developing bespoke solutions for schools. If targets set out by the Government to reduce carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of the UK’s building stock are to be met, the whole design of school buildings has to be challenged to be more efficient.  From a ventilation point […]
  • Space for the future

    By BSEE on December 5, 2012
    Adrian Witty of Portable Offices Limited looks at the renaissance in pre-fabricated buildings as a recession-proof solution for education expansion needs and dispels some outdated ‘cabin myths’. Despite the gloomy trading conditions and cut-backs, pre-schools and nurseries are still enjoying some benefits which include the Government’s move to extend free part-time places to 40% of two year olds by 2014. […]
  • Future learning spaces

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    As many modern educational institutions expand and develop, they are finding it necessary to replace deteriorating school buildings with modern architecture that provides a comfortable working space for the future. In addition, the constant pressure on budgets, and the requirement to meet stringent energy efficiency regulations within Part L of the Building Regulations (that are anticipated to become stricter in […]
  • Foamglas meets the challenge

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Curl la Tourelle Architects have specified Foamglas cellular glass insulation at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Junior School in London to meet the sustainable ethos of the architectural team. The new junior school replaces the existing building on a confined urban site on Linacre Road, Willesden in London and provides a modern educational facility which improves on the previous building in […]