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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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ASHRAE humidity guidelines for reopening schools and unis

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has recently published guidance on the operation of HVAC systems in schools and universities, to mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. This is in preparation for the reopening of schools in the new academic year. ...

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Safe as houses

Conor Logan, Technical Director at Colt International provides an overview of the latest changes to fire safety in residential buildings On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower ...

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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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Ventilation as a means to reduce infection rates and improve wellbeing

By Malcolm Youll, Managing Director, Weiss Technik UK Ltd As the UK emerges from the Coronavirus lockdown, the main question on everybody’s mind is: what needs to be done to minimise the risk of infection? Hygiene has of course been ...

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Ely hospital opts for an EcoCooling fresh air solution to help prevent the spread of Covid-19

The Princess of Wales hospital chose EcoCooling’s evaporative cooling solution to address the high temperatures in both clinical and staff areas. The units work as part of a mechanical ventilation system that provides fresh air and will operate at a ...

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Opening offices safely – CIBSE publishes ventilation and air conditioning guidance

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to ...

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HVAC is part of the solution in helping essential services deal with Covid-19

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their important role in helping essential services deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UK’s F Gas register REFCOM. Speaking on a webinar hosted by the Building ...

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Comply with new ventilation fire risk standards with Filta

Award-winning Filta has unveiled a new automated duct-cleaning service to help operators meet the stricter TR19 increased fire risk management standards for commercial kitchens. FiltaVent works by spraying biological enzymes directly into the ventilation system with special nozzles to reduce ...

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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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