Tag : ventilation
BESA has established a special working group focused on understanding health and wellbeing in buildings to help implement a new British standard on quantifying the impacts of conditions such as air quality in the built environment.
September’s H&V News is somewhat Brexit heavy regarding news. This is perhaps understandable with the ongoing political row over how to proceed with leaving the EU, not to mention a further lack of certainty for a heating industry already facing sweeping challenges to its practices and finances.
Leading players in the ventilation sector have called for a major overhaul of Approved Document F of the Building Regulations to address longstanding concerns about insufficient provisions to meet occupants’ health and wellbeing needs.
With an entirely new Cabinet now leading the government under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson, the HVAC sector is hoping that some answers may be near with regard to addressing the challenge of decarbonisation and better building safety.
New research from several UK households into Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has warned of the potential dangers of inadequate ventilation in properties after everyday tasks such as cleaning or cooking.
Researchers from Newcastle University and Northumbria University are in the process of designing a ‘living building’ trial that will incorporate biotech principles to offer potential new approaches to manage ventilation, indoor air quality. It is also looking at the possibility of materials capable of self-repairing in some cases.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has pledged to address industry concerns over current ventilation and indoor air quality standards (IAQ) as part of a forthcoming review of Buil
An ongoing increase in the overall energy efficiency of homes in England over the last twenty years has slowed down considerably in 2017, according to a major national survey conducted by government.
The December issue of H&V News sees out 2018 by focusing on several complex issues ranging from fears over the potential scale of enforcement failures of ventilation standards, to the future role gas and biomass heating may play in the drive for a low carbon economy.