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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

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 BMS

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 a potential mechanism for providing low carbon domestic…

July 2020 Heat network

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 light technology works and whether it could…

July 2020 Disease control

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 sector. Alex Smith talks to Allan Hurdle…

June 2020 accreditation
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