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Tag Archives: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

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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Trade unions raise the alarm on air quality in schools

Six education unions have called on the government to find more money to help schools tackle growing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. In a joint statement, the ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU and UNISON all expressed alarm at the extent ...

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BESA publishes IAQ target guidance to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services ...

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Business case for cleaning up our air

Improving air quality is not just the right thing to do in terms of public health but will also have a significant impact on business profitability and productivity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Research carried out by ...

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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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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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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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