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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 on an April 2021 report,…

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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 outdoor solutions would require installation…

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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 focus. With firms struggling to…

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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 technology to streamline and unify…

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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 film, Dream Big. ASHRAE Fellow…

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PROTECTION AGAINST AIRBORNE VIRUSES

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

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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 some areas of complex care…

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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 export manager for AMS (Elta…

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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 shared focus and willingness to…

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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

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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 the role of ventilation in…

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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. In the UK, the pests…

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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 substantial cost savings and enhanced…

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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 a carbon-neutral plant by 2025.…

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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 data tracking software, artificial intelligence…

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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 and corporations, ventilation optimization has…

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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 UK portfolio additionally includes archives…

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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 laboratory facility’s HVAC cost. Yet…

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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 any project. MateoViva’s solution helps…

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Johnson Controls Extends HVAC Capabilities in Scotland

24.08.2021, 10:13 Johnson Controls Extends HVAC Capabilities in Scotland Johnson Controls has acquired Glasgow-based commercial and industrial HVAC design and installation specialist Fisher Group in a move that will accelerate its growth plans in Scotland. The integration of principal trading companies, Fisher Group Ltd and Fisher Group Services with Johnson Controls’ UK North Commercial HVAC Installation and Service business is expected…

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Keeping Compliance on the Menu

30.07.2021, 12:06 Keeping Compliance on the Menu Jeremy Harrison, managing director of MSL Property Care Services, explains why the UK’s hospitality sector needs to pay attention to facility compliance following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. With the end of lockdown now a reality in the United Kingdom, those within the hospitality sector will be preparing for full capacity once again.…

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Making Reoccupied Premises Safer

29.07.2021, 00:54 Making Reoccupied Premises Safer Jenton Group is claiming 99.99 per cent efficacy for Torpedo Quad, the new UV air disinfection unit developed by its JenAct subsidiary to keep ducted air conditioning systems free of SARS-CoV-2.   UVC radiation has been proven to be effective at disinfecting airborne viruses, with a considerable amount of research published in peer-reviewed papers…

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Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property

27.07.2021, 13:00 Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property Airthings’ indoor air quality monitoring solutions will be offered by over 500 channel partners of Carrier brand, and fire and security specialist, Edwards in the United States and Canada under a new distribution partnership. Airthings is recognised as a global leader in IAQ solutions and energy-saving technology, with Edwards recognised as…

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Survey Addresses Work From Home Fatigue

16.07.2021, 16:19 Survey Addresses Work From Home Fatigue A wave of WFH fatigue has hit the UK according to a survey for Mitie by OnePoll, although its findings suggests many employees remain concerned their offices aren’t Covid-secure. The survey of 5,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic was undertaken this month, and reveals that although the…

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Eco UK Group Consolidates M&E Offering

05.07.2021, 11:51 Eco UK Group Consolidates M&E Offering Following a recent rebrand, United Kingdom energy solutions provider Eco UK Group has streamlined the mechanical and electrical (M&E) offering of its Ecolighting, Ecolectrical, Ecomech and Eco M&E businesses. For several years, the company has been incorporating in-house lighting, electrical and mechanical works into hundreds of projects across the country and is…

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Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland

21.06.2021, 08:37 Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has welcomed several new additions to its Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical industry.   Electrical businesses and individual electricians that have added a digital ‘brick’ to the online resource in support of the campaign, include:  Atalian Servest AMK Stensons John Noble Electrical…

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New Energy Dashboard for Aircuity Platform

16.06.2021, 08:38 New Energy Dashboard for Aircuity Platform A new ‘Airside’ energy dashboard for demand control ventilation platform Aircuity alerts building operators to the zones or properties within a portfolio that are consuming the highest volumes of energy on HVAC applications. Introduced as local, state, and federal government organizations in the United States are bringing in new new requirements and imposing…

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H.I.G. Capital to Acquire Travis Perkins UK Plumbing & Heating Business

20.05.2021, 23:33 H.I.G. Capital to Acquire Travis Perkins UK Plumbing & Heating Business Global alternative investment firm H.I.G. Capital with over €36 billion of equity capital under management has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Travis Perkins Plc’s Plumbing & Heating business (P&H).   The divestiture of one of the UK’s leading plumbing, heating, and bathroom related products specialist…

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Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation

24.03.2021, 13:21 Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation Burkhard Dallosch, managing director of global real estate portfolio operator Deka Immobilien, explains why an intelligent building partnership with MeteoViva is delivering above expected carbon reductions. In 2019, Deka Immobilien announced a three-year programme to install MeteoViva Climate technology in at least 100 properties forming part of its global portfolio. FM Magazine asked Deka…

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Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

11.03.2021, 13:29 Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom’s new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector’s carbon targets.   The company has been awarded a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating and Renewables, Metering / ITT,…

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Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities

03.03.2021, 10:44 Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities Johnson Controls has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.   With offices in Cardiff and Tewksbury, the acquisition allows Johnson Controls to fill a geographic service gap in Wales and the South West. This will enable Johnson Controls’ HVAC team to…

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