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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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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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Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Speaking at a webinar hosted by ...

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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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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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DMA Group to oversee major HVAC upgrade at North Kent College

The property maintenance specialist has been appointed by North Kent College to manage and deliver a major upgrade of its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at its Tonbridge campus. The first phase of the project, a 10-week programme ...

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CIBSE issues new air cleaning guidance

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released two new pieces of guidance on reducing Covid-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies.  The new guidance reinforces CIBSE’s message that good ventilation is essential to reduce occupants’ exposure ...

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Student accommodation causes Covid concern for over three quarters of students

New research has found that the majority of UK students feel their accommodation could be better designed to minimise the risk of Covid on campus. The survey commissioned by Manor Interiors, experts in build-to-rent furnishing solutions, found that 78 per ...

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New air purifiers launched by S&P to improve indoor air quality as lockdown eases

Ventilation specialists S&P UK has launched a new range of highly-efficient air purifiers to help minimise the spread of airborne infections amid growing concerns over the long-term impact of indoor air quality as the pandemic eases. To help businesses prevent ...

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