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Fresh start

Alan Macklin, Technical Director at Elta Group and Chairman of the Fan Manufacturer’s Association (FMA), on providing safe and adequate ventilation for building occupants As FMs look at the safest ways of reopening offices, there is a lot of attention ...

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Evotech launches new division to tackle poor indoor air quality

To coincide with Clean Air Day (8 October 2020), national buildings maintenance company Evotech has launched a new division to help combat poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in the workplace. The new division, Evotech Air Quality, will offer state of ...

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WHO backs industry stance on airborne Covid-19 threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has belatedly acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus following months of warnings from ventilation and air quality experts. WHO officials said “evidence was emerging” that Covid-19 can spread through the air ...

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Air cleaning should become standard practice after pandemic says BESA

Clean air technologies and strategies should be adopted by every healthcare facility in the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Information is emerging rapidly about how the coronavirus can be ...

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New global benchmark for indoor air quality launches

AirRated – a joint partnership with Metrikus, a smart building platform which aggregates building data – has launched a global benchmark for Indoor Air Quality With people now spending on average 90 per cent of their time indoors, the aim ...

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Bad air days

Julie Godefroy, Technical Manager at CIBSE, advises on ways to improve indoor air quality in the absence of a definitive regulatory framework People spend up to 90 per cent of their time indoors. It will come as no surprise, therefore, ...

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Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties but shock new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome ...

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Clearing the air

Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene with advice on keeping ventilation compliant over the summer and beyond Britain is in the midst of one of its hottest years. The warmest February day on record occurred this ...

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Breathe easy

Greg Davies, Director of Market Development at Assurity Consulting, an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in independently monitoring indoor air quality looks at some of the issues surrounding IAQ “Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable ...

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