Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality – The Next Big Planning Issue?

Posted on July 19, 2017

The Mayor of London is considering a proposal to make Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) one of the requirements developers have to satisfy in order to receive planning permission. This could be a game changer in efforts to protect building occupants from...

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The Business Of Keeping People Healthy

Posted on November 23, 2016

Surely, there can be no more important professional task than keeping people healthy, happy and productive. And that is exactly what our industry is supposed to do. Our unglamorous and under-publicised role in maintaining building services systems...

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Office Workers Open Door For Air Quality Blitz

Posted on September 09, 2016

A YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has revealed the full extent of the problems caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings. Nearly 70% of office workers surveyed across the...

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Indoor Air Quality Hits The Headlines

Posted on March 15, 2016

National newspapers and radio stations all over the UK recently became obsessed with air quality. This follows the revelation that the UK is facing hundreds of millions of pounds in fines from the European Commission for breaching clean air...

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Employee Productivity Vs Kilowatts?

Posted on June 29, 2015

Employee productivity and energy saving have the potential to conflict. Nobody works well in a poorly ventilated, dirty, hot or cold workplace. It can cost energy to heat or cool a little more outside air. It can take some money, care and attention...

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Indoor Air Quality A 'sleeper' Issue

Posted on April 27, 2015

Indoor Air Quality is described in a white paper by Erin Grossi, chief economist the prestigious US Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as a 'sleeper' issue for building owners. Lawsuits Her white paper research found a rising number of successful...

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Health Wellbeing & Productivity In Offices

Posted on February 06, 2015

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) recently published a report on health, wellbeing and productivity in offices. It has now provided a short form summary and an executive summary. You can download them, and the full report, from the WGBC's...

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Good Environment Better Productivity

Posted on October 15, 2014

Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Reading, has produced some fantastic work on the built environment and productivity over the years. See his CV here. He makes some powerfully simple...

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