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, who highlights research in Spain on its…

October 2020 COVID

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 together to produce guidance on these legislative…

October 2020 Building safety

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 performing HVAC systems during lockdowns, says Carbon…

October 2020 COVID

Understanding Hepa filters

An appropriately specified Hepa filter can be used in mechanically ventilated spaces and recirculating systems to practically remove small airborne particulates. CIBSE Journal technical editor…

August 2020 COVID
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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 by following the best practice guidance in…

August 2020 LEV

Measuring overheating

To minimise overheating in homes it is important to produce accurate models to understand where risks might lie. To test the accuracy of modellers’ predictions,…

August 2020 Overheating

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 activity and type of indoor space. Chris…

August 2020 COVID

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 safeguard pupils and staff. Chris Baker details…

August 2020 Air conditioning

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 plant and potentially free up space for…

August 2020 Cooling

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 new wave of low carbon district heating…

July 2020 heat networks
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