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BESA says opening windows will not protect schools

As thousands of children return to the classroom in England next week, the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation has been reignited. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), believes ...

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Toshiba Unveils 7th Generation VRF system, SMMS-u, with class-leading efficiency, adaptability and connectivity

Completely redesigned, SMMS-u optimises climate control in all types of commercial buildings Toshiba, a global leader in high-efficiency, high-performance HVAC systems for domestic and commercial buildings, has unveiled the seventh generation of its industry-leading VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system for ...

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Limit the spread

Paul Lucas, MD at Artic Building Services discusses how HVAC systems can promote infection control within a healthcare environment With airborne transmission accounting for over a third of all hospital-acquired infections, it is important to explore methods of limiting the ...

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Study finds air purification systems can reduce airborne pathogens by around 50%

Airborne pathogens in an office environment can be significantly reduced by the use of effective air purification systems according to a new study undertaken by The University of Lincoln. The report, commissioned by Intratek, providers of some of the world ...

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Clearing the air

Until the majority of the population has been vaccinated it is critical that workplaces maintain good levels of ventilation to help reduce the risk of airborne transmission says Hywel Davies, Technical Director of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers ...

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Altipeak go for gold with Condair

Altitude training specialist, Altipeak™, has selected Condair humidifiers to control the humidity in their innovative new Altipeak™ Mobile Altitude Pod. The six-man, environmentally controlled training chamber can simulate any climate worldwide, enabling athletes to train under the atmospheric conditions they ...

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Condair expands service team in the North

Condair has expanded its service team and further strengthened its support for customers in the North of England with the appointment of Daniel Kirk, based out of West Yorkshire. Daniel is an extremely experienced HVAC technician having worked on both ...

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Kooltherm pipe insulation delivers modern performance at Grade 1 listed spa

Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has been used to insulate pipework distributing ancient thermal spring water around a stunningly refurbished Georgian spa hotel in Buxton. The Crescent, Natural Baths and Pump Room were constructed during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The ...

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Airborne risk of coronavirus indoors not being taken seriously warns report

Organisations are being called upon to do more to make their premises COVID-safe according to research from facilities services provider phs Group The new phs Index report was the result of a collaboration between phs air quality experts and a leading Cambridge University professor that examined ...

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BAM FM wins three-year deal with North Ayrshire Council

BAM’s facilities management team has been appointed by North Ayrshire Council to maintain and repair heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems over a three-year period. As part of this contract, BAM FM will be delivering 24/7/365 planned and reactive mobile maintenance ...

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