Unwanted guests: bipolar ionisation in hotel rooms

Bipolar ionisation can improve air quality and remove odours from hotel rooms, says Spire Building Services’ Adam Taylor,…

October 2020

Tall order: fire safety guidance for façades

Following the ban on the use of combustible materials in some building façades, two industry bodies have come…

October 2020

Safety with numbers: using data to make workplaces Covid-secure

Data monitoring can help identify poorly ventilated office spaces at risk from Covid-19, as well as highlight poorly…

October 2020

Understanding Hepa filters

An appropriately specified Hepa filter can be used in mechanically ventilated spaces and recirculating systems to practically remove…

August 2020
LEV system

Clear guidance: TR40 Best practice for exhaust ventilation

The risk of death and illness because of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace can be cut…

August 2020

Measuring overheating

To minimise overheating in homes it is important to produce accurate models to understand where risks might lie.…

August 2020

Calculating Covid-19 risk according to activity and indoor space

A group of UK researchers has attempted to quantify the transmission risk of airborne Covid-19 infection according to…

August 2020

Safe return: making school air conditioning Covid-secure

As children across the UK return to the classroom, schools have had to devise Covid-secure services strategies to…

August 2020

How thermal storage will free up roofspace at Millennium Bridge House

By using thermal storage in buildings with cooling and heating requirements, designers can cut energy use, reduce HVAC…

August 2020

Quality assured: regulating the heat network industry

With investment in heat networks expected to rise exponentially, the government is proposing mandatory testing to ensure the…

July 2020

Are smart home technologies too clever for the industry?

Dan Cash summarises – and responds to – key questions raised in July's article on smart home technologies

July 2020

Decarbonising heat using ambient loop heat networks

As the government aims to decarbonise heat, Locogen’s David Linsley-Hood investigates how ambient heat pump networks could be…

July 2020

Light relief: Tackling the coronavirus with ultraviolet light

Experts are looking to ultraviolet light to help limit the transmission of coronavirus. Andy Pearson finds out how UVC…

July 2020

Improving competency and testing for smoke control systems

New accreditation and certification schemes have been launched recently, to improve competency and compliance in the smoke control…

June 2020

New normals: Consultants predict how Covid-19 will change HVAC design

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the design of HVAC systems for future buildings? We asked four…

June 2020