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BESA backs report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient

A government commissioned report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient through the imposition of higher ventilation standards, is being backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The report, which was requested by the government’s Chief Scientific ...

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Clean Air Day to highlight important role of building ventilation

Today (16 June) marks Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector. The WHO blames exposure to pollution for seven million premature deaths a year worldwide and says there is ...

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Trade unions and scientists push for indoor air quality pledge

Trade unions and scientists want employers to sign a pledge to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees by improving workplace conditions, including turning their buildings into ‘safe havens’ from polluted air. The Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union ...

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Ventilation expert Professor Catherine Noakes receives CIBSE honorary fellowship

One of the leading experts in ventilation and the transmission of airborne infection, Professor Catherine Noakes, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at Leeds ...

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Rensair raises $7m to establish clean air as a human right

Air purification specialist Rensair has completed a Series A financing round led by Hoxton Ventures. The company – whose over 800 customers include CBRE, Disney, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, SNCF, and the UK National Health Service (NHS) – will use the ...

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Purer air

Tim Browning, Head of Business Development – Air Treatment at Fellowes explains how air purification systems can help to safeguard against germs and viruses, and could offer wider benefits for the wellbeing of occupants Even before the pandemic, the government ...

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BESA launches ‘safe havens’ blueprint for indoor air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses. ‘Buildings as Safe Havens – a practical guide’ is ...

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Striking a balance

Martin Passingham, Product Manager at Daikin discusses how both improved indoor air quality and a drive for increased building energy efficiency can be achieved by taking a whole-building approach to HVAC In order to improve energy efficiency, building air-tightness has ...

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Thermal comfort, air flow, and IAQ measurement improved to the max. The new universal IAQ instrument testo 400

The newly launched testo 400 is a universal measuring instrument for all air flow and IAQ applications, and impresses with its smart technology, user-friendliness, and versatility. Testo have launched a new multifunction IAQ measuring instrument to the UK market. The ...

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Impactful air filtration on demand

What is air filtration? While environmental decontamination and hand hygiene are universally recognised to reduce the risk of infections and keep people safe, adequate ventilation is vital for ensuring the air within workplaces & shared spaces is safe. Aerosols and ...

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