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 ...

Air Conditioning for London Architect

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Pollard Thomas Edward Associates, a large architect’s practice, needed heating and cooling for two conference rooms in their Islington office. Their key priorities were to find a climate control system that would: Provide comfortable heating and cooling with even temperatures and no draughts Blend unobtrusively into the clean lines of the office décor Improve indoor air quality for the occupants ...
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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 ...
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Top Complaints Received by FMs

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The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) carried out a survey to find out about the biggest complaints that Facilities Managers (FMs) receive. The top three responses were in relation to: Temperature (68%) Restrooms (10%) Parking/grounds (5%) 68% of respondents said that temperature is the single biggest complaint they receive from building occupants -often on a daily basis. 16% said they ...

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 ...

How Important is Indoor Air Quality?

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Indoor and outdoor air quality has featured heavily in industry, national and global news in the past few months. Awareness surrounding the impact of exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is growing. Last year The Building Engineering Association (BESA) commissioned a survey. It revealed that almost 70% of office workers believed poor IAQ in their workplace negatively impacted their ...
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R22 and Your Business

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Are you a business with refrigerant or air conditioning equipment? Did you know that it is now illegal to use R22 refrigerant gas to, repair or maintain ANY form of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment? So if your system runs on R22 gas, your equipment is effectively irreparable. What is R22? R22 is a powerful greenhouse gas commonly used as ...

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 ...