Design Plus Powered by ISH Innovation Award for Compact “Apartment” Heat Pump

Qvantum Energi AB, the Swedish company behind an under-the-sink heat pump for apartments on district heating networks, has received a Design Plus powered by ISH award from a panel of judges including the German Design Council. The awards celebrate “future-proof” products that exhibit an optimum combination of sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and functionality, and are considered one of the…

FM Magazine

Crediting Evaporative Cooling Towers for Water Conservation

Green building specialists Neal Walsh and Robert Downey take on FM Magazine’s challenge of explaining why evaporative cooling towers that consume water are any more sustainable than air conditioning systems powered by electricity. Although evaporative cooling is great at saving energy, it does consume some water but the benefits on energy savings outweigh the water…

FM Magazine

Letters: Putting Down the ‘Sick Dog’ of a UK Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Mike Foster CEO of trade body, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), calls for the UK’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) to end, branding it ‘immoral’ and arguing it was doomed from the start. Following another poor take up of subsidised heat pumps in January and after Parliament was told that any underspend on the scheme…


Liquid Cooling Solutions for Industrial Electronics

Pfannenberg, Inc., announces its EB 2.0 Large Packaged Chiller and PWS Series Air to Water Heat Exchanger liquid cooling solutions for industrial electronics. Closed-loop liquid cooling efficiently and economically improves performance for advanced manufacturing processes and electronics in hot, dirty environments using field-proven water circulation technology. Designed to guarantee full separation of water lines and…


Embodied Carbon Reports for Building Services Products

Elta Fans has become one of the first manufacturers in the air movement sector to offer TM65 reports which follow a methodology developed by CIBSE for calculating embodied carbon in building services products. The TM65 Embodied Carbon calculation helps consultants, architects and specifiers obtain a fuller picture of how much carbon is being generated on…


Why it’s Time to Remember Air Conditioners are Heat Pumps

With uncertainty over the supply and prices of natural gas, EU member states are working to reduce consumption by 15 per cent this winter. Finding alternative sources of heating is the obvious solution with ubiquitous HVAC systems presenting as one of the least obvious candidates. Air conditioning systems in place in many buildings are fundamentally…


SPIE UK Awarded FM Contract by Altrad Babcock

SPIE UK has been awarded a new contract to provide facilities management services at three buildings operated by Altrad Babcock in Renfrew, Renfrewshire. Altrad Babcock specialises in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket, and upgrade services to the energy industry. Under the agreement, SPIE UK will be responsible for completing mechanical and HVAC works, reactive services,…

Automation & AI

Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…


Celebrating 50 years of World-leading Climate Control Solutions

Seeley International, Australia’s largest air conditioning and heating manufacturer, is celebrat ing its golden jubilee in 2022. The Seeley family business has grown from humble beginnings into a global leader in the HVAC manufacturing industry that is renowned fore its innovative evaporative cooling systems . In more recent times, the company has delivered large-scale HVAC…


Seeley International Celebrates Golden Jubilee in Dubai

Seeley International has celebrated 50 years of climate control solutions and its decade-long partnership with Climagulf in the Middle East at a special event in Dubai. The celebration on 25th May featured speeches from company founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley, and Group Managing Director, Jon Seeley. Sabu Abraham, Climagulf CEO, welcomed Sealey representatives and…


The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presents difficulties for facility managers, and the measures his company is taking to preventing sick building syndrome (SBS) in client locations. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted life around the world, and most profoundly, our interactions outside…


Aircuity Installed at SOM’s 7 World Trade Center Headquarters

Aircuity has installed its ventilation optimization platform in the new headquarters of global architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), at 7 World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. SOM selected the Aircuity platform for its ability to optimize ventilation and deliver a healthier and more productive indoor environment, along with Aircuity’s continuous indoor…


USGBC Reports on IAQ in Schools

A new report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASHRAE details how school districts in the United States have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19” builds…


Pfannenberg Launches Rainproof Filter Fan for Outdoor Electrical Enclosures

Pfannenberg’s new Outdoor Filterfan® brings rainproofing to electrical enclosures that rely on fan-based cooling. Certified to TYPE 3R. the new filter fan providing enclosures with protection against ingress of falling dirt, harmful effects of rain, sleet, snow and external ice formation. Further, it features UV resistance plastic to prevent premature degradation from direct sunlight. Traditional…

Energy Management

The Role of Tech in Tackling Spiralling Business Costs and Climate Change

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, explains why organisations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver operational energy savings whilst tackling climate change. Against a backdrop of myriad problems, from spiralling energy costs to inflation rates higher than seen for 30 years, the topic of energy efficiency has come back into sharp…


Seed Funding Round for AI Sustainable Commercial Building Design and Lifecycle Management Platform

Israeli tech startup BeamUP has raised US $15 million of seed funding from StageOne Ventures and US-based Ibex Investors to market its AI platform for sustainable design and lifecycle management of commercial real estate. The company which is also being supported by prominent business angels including Chano Fernandez, the CEO of Workday, utilises patented AI…


ASHRAE Opens Registration for 2022 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference from June 25-29 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. The five-day event will include sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVAC&R industry, as well as tours, social events and a keynote message from Fredi Lajvardi, nationally recognized STEM educator and subject of IMAX…


Protecting Against Airborne Viruses

Considerations for choosing your clean air solutions for your work place. Choosing-the-right-clean-air-solution_booklet_ENG_FINISH


Protecting Critical Equipment at Maidstone Hospital

Sensor-led automation technology from ANT Telecom is supporting Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust with performance monitoring of critical systems. The automation technology streamlines have been deployed to modernise processes previously undertaken manually by staff who have now been deployed elsewhere. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides a  range of general hospital services, and…


Fantech Ventilation Ireland Announces New Leadership Team

Elta Group business, Fantech Ventilation Ireland, has announce two key appointments following the retirement of founder and managing director, Brendan O’Toole.Mark Russell succeeds O’Toole as managing director, moving up from his previous role as sales director of Fantech, and will have his previous position filled by Murray Anderson who formerly served as national sales and…


New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…


Remobilisation Strategies for the Workplace

Despite wide acceptance of the role of ventilation in containing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in multi-occupant spaces, facilities managers continue to encounter difficulties upgrading HVAC filtration systems to support recommended high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filtration capabilities. In this whitepaper, Swedish multinational clean air solutions provider, Camfil A/S, considers alternative solutions currently available. Remobilisation_Strategies_for_the_workplace


HVAC White Paper Provides Guidance on Building Reopening

25.11.2021, 15:38 HVAC White Paper Provides Guidance on Building Reopening A new white paper from clean air filtration specialist Camfil explains the options available to facilities managers and building operators when HVAC systems cannot be retrofitted with ISO 16890-compliant air filters in line with global recommendations for safe building reopening. The white paper also discusses…


Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants

23.11.2021, 13:51 Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is cautioning managers of large, centrally heated buildings against significant risks presented by a small species of tropical ant. Pharoah ants are tiny but can create huge colonies that will split if threatened and can potentially spiral out of control.…


Enhancing Fire Safety in Large Non-Standard Buildings

22.11.2021, 16:56 Enhancing Fire Safety in Large Non-Standard Buildings Honeywell Building Technologies provides guidance on advanced smoke detection in buildings with atria and large open spaces. Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for…


Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet

28.10.2021, 10:46 Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet Intralogistics specialists Jungheinrich have supported global energy-saving HVAC solutions provider, Vaillant Group’s transition from lead acid to Lithium-ion batteries. The full upgrade and replacement of the warehouse fleet operated by subsidiary Vaillant Industrial represents a major step in securing the 140 year old family-owned manufacturer’s ambition of operating…

Energy Management

Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…


Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings

21.10.2021, 21:21 Improve Health and Reduce CO2 Emissions in Commercial Buildings Aircuity is marking National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month in the United States by promoting better understanding of ventilation optimization in commercial buildings. Credited with healthier IAQ and reducing carbon emissions in line with new standards which are being introduced nationally, and in cities…


Global Publisher Awards Hard Services Contract

09.09.2021, 09:28 Global Publisher Awards Hard Services Contract Penguin Random House has awarded a contract to Artic Building Services to deliver electromechanical services and HVAC maintenance across its portfolio of properties in the United Kingdom. The publisher operates a network of offices across the country that includes two locations in Central London. Penguin Random House’s…


Sustainable Buildings Leader to Present at I2SL Conference

07.09.2021, 20:35 Sustainable Buildings Leader to Present at I2SL Conference Aircuity CEO Dan Diehl will explain how exhaust fan control maximizes energy savings and reduces carbon footprints in lab facilities at this month’s International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference in Atlanta.   Exhaust systems can account for up to 20 per cent of a…


Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

07.09.2021, 17:01 Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification MeteoViva Climate has been recognised as a service by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) “Buildings in Operation” certification programme. The implementation of the company’s energy management and indoor climate control platform is now automatically linked to a guaranteed level of compliance, regardless of the specific characteristics of…

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