Winter protection: version 4 of CIBSE’s Covid-19 Ventilation Guide

The cold season brings new challenges for building managers trying to minimise the Covid-19 risk while maintaining occupant comfort. Chris Iddon introduces the latest CIBSE…

October 2020 COVID
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Instant response: HVAC deep learning

With artificial intelligence, heating and air conditioning can react in real time to occupant activity, says Paige Tien, who explains how deep learning and occupant…

Oxford’s balancing act: city smart grid with ground source heat pumps

Oxford is building an intelligent local grid that will allow buildings’ heat pumps to be connected to a smart grid that is able to charge…

October 2020 Battery storage

Sensible approach: specification advice for fan coil (terminal) units

Selecting the wrong fan coil (terminal) units can have disastrous consequences for occupant comfort, according to SSH’s Imran Shaikh at the CIBSE UAE Healthy Buildings Conference.…

October 2020 Air conditioning

Distance and dilution: Hoare Lea’s Covid-secure headquarters

Before Hoare Lea started offering advice to clients about making their offices Covid-secure it looked at how its own air handling units could be modified…

October 2020 COVID

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
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