Comfortable Cooling & Heating for Manchester Offices

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Kendal Byrne Developments Ltd, the builders, needed cooling and heating for their client Washington Mill’s Manchester offices. Their client wanted a system that would create a comfortable, healthy and productive working environment. Found out how the Ingenious Air® System provided the perfect solution. Read The Case Study!

Draughty Air Conditioning

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Workplaces across the UK are plagued by draughty air conditioning! Employees are subjected to sitting in a cold blast of air, from a system designed to keep temperatures “comfortable”! Many air conditioning systems blow air directly outwards from a centralised grille or wall unit. This can make the person in the air stream feel uncomfortably cold, while their colleague nearby ...
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Indoor Air Quality in EU Building Law

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The European Commission recently proposed a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). For the first time they have included indoor air quality considerations. It is thought this is as a result of recent campaigns and pushes by energy activists. This means that European Countries will be required to take indoor air quality into consideration when carrying out building and ...
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Workplace too hot

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For those working indoors, in offices, schools, factories and shops, temperatures can become very uncomfortable. Overheated workplaces can result in “discomfort, stress, irritability and headaches… extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting and heat cramps due to the loss of water and salt.” (Ref 1) If employees are uncomfortable and experiencing these effects they are less productive ...

Is Clean Air the Key to Happiness?

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Research carried out by The University of York found a “significant and negative association” between life satisfaction and air pollution. The study took life satisfaction data from the British Household Panel Survey and UK Household Longitudinal Survey and compared it with air quality records from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The research suggests that the effect ...

NEW CASE STUDY Welsh Rugby Football Union Offices

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 NEW CASE STUDY! The office team at the Welsh Rugby Union offices in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff were feeling uncomfortable and finding it hard to concentrate. Their new ceiling cassettes, installed during an office refurbishment, were creating a draught. Read our case study to find out how they eradicated uncomfortable draughts and created a comfortable working environment. Read The Case ...

Poor Temperature Control can be Costly

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Thermal comfort is vital in the work environment. It is governed by legislation and can also impact productivity. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1992, state that “employers have an obligation to maintain a safe and comfortable working temperature, for all employees, at all times”. They stipulate a minimum workplace temperature of 16°C (or 13°C if work involves rigorous ...

Discreet Air Conditioning for Deluxe Showroom

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Adept Integrated Systems Ltd specialise in unique audio-visual and smart solutions for high end homes. Their key expertise is luxury home cinema and home automation control systems. When they needed heating and air conditioning for their new showroom near Ascot, Surrey, aesthetics were their main concern: They needed an unobtrusive system that would complement the showroom’s stunning visual displays and ...

2017 and the HVAC Industry

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Both ACR News (Ref 1) and FM World (Ref 2) have reported on the recent CIBSE conference, ‘Performance, Inspiration and Aspiration’. The two day event was held with the aim of inspiring the building services industry to consider the health and well-being of building occupants. Speakers from Marks and Spencer, Max Fordham and The Monomoy Company all highlighted the importance ...

How Clean Are Your Ducts?

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A recent article in the ACR News magazine highlights the importance of duct cleaning and emphasises the dangers of ignoring it. The article states that “unclean ductwork can pose a safety risk, affect the quality in the building and compromise efficiency”. Traditional air conditioning, ventilation and extract systems will develop a build-up of dirt, debris and grease.  Systems in areas ...