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HVAC System Contributions to Materials Transparency and Occupant Health

HVAC System Contributions to Materials Transparency

For decades, HVAC systems have primarily been viewed as a collection of devices designed into a system and […]

Demand controlled ventilation leads to energy savings

Demand controlled ventilation leads to energy

The citizenM chain of hotels has taken pride in providing luxury comfort in compact rooms. Guests have been […]

The vital quest for quieter fans

The vital quest for quieter fans

How can quiet fans affect the indoor environmental quality (IEQ), safeguard people’s health, and reduce global CO2 emissions? […]

Read our white paper on education and indoor climate

Read our white paper on education

Air quality and ventilation in schools is often an underestimated element of the classroom. It can have a […]

Reducing waste is always a win

Reducing waste is always a win

With the release of the last IPCC-report, along with soaring energy prices, more and more people have become […]

Applying Comfort Concepts in a Passive House Building

Applying Comfort Concepts in a Passive

Comfort concepts for the built environment From an investment standpoint, occupant comfort is valuable, and investors are giving […]

3 Passive House Ventilation Modes to Provide Occupant Comfort

3 Passive House Ventilation Modes to

By Michael Woolsey Buildings designed to meet Passive House criteria are known primarily for very low energy consumption. […]

Benefits of specifying PHI-certified Heat Recovery Ventilators

Benefits of specifying PHI-certified Heat Recovery

Cover Photo: Carlington HUB, source: Photo credit to Krista Jahnke Photography. http://www.csv.ca/carlington-hub Heat in air has two properties. […]

Using Swegon GOLD Control features to Integrate into Your Fire and Smoke Design

Using Swegon GOLD Control features to

The ventilation system often has a critical role to play in fire and smoke control and GOLD is […]

The Importance of Fan Watts per CFM in Good Ventilation System Design

The Importance of Fan Watts per

Ventilation systems are getting a lot of press time recently as increased ventilation air is one of the […]

What is Energy Use Intensity?

What is Energy Use Intensity?

Buildings use more energy than any other sector so it stands to reason that measuring energy use in […]

Read our white paper on humidity
IEQ

Read our white paper on humidity

Humidity affects properties, materials and our well-being. However, requirements regarding relative humidity in current building standards vary significantly […]

Why ventilation is a key characteristic of a Passive House building

Why ventilation is a key characteristic

Passive House is a building design concept that is all about staying within a strict energy use budget, […]

How are Carbon and Buildings Connected?

How are Carbon and Buildings Connected?

The goal of building science is to create safe, comfortable places for people to live and work while […]

Understanding the Carbon Cycle and Climate Change Science

Understanding the Carbon Cycle and Climate

Carbon is the 6th element (atom) on the periodic table. Its unique property is it’s ability to bond […]

Will opening the windows solve the ventilation needs for schools?

Will opening the windows solve the

With the realization that many schools across Europe lack sufficient ventilation equipment to provide the air exchange rates […]

The Importance of ERV Filtration During The COVID -19 Pandemic

The Importance of ERV Filtration During

Did you know the size of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is only 100 nanometers? That’s 0.1 […]

The Big Picture on Energy Recovery Ventilation unit Leakage Rates and Covid Transmission

The Big Picture on Energy Recovery

There is a lot of talk about Covid-19 (and other airborne transmittable diseases) and leakage rates in energy […]

How to Manage Leakage Rates with Rotary Air to Air Heat Exchangers

How to Manage Leakage Rates with

Fact is, all plate, rotary and heat pipe air to air energy recovery devices leak – but it […]

Myth Busting – Thermal Wheels and Virus Transmission

Myth Busting – Thermal Wheels and

As many countries across Europe enter a second lockdown, facilities managers may wish to take the opportunity to […]

Would we let our kids skip breakfast before school?
IEQ

Would we let our kids skip

We all want to make sure that our children get the best education but one thing we tend […]

This is why induction is important for your indoor comfort
IEQ

This is why induction is important

Imagine if you were forced to choose between a room that can’t be cooled in hot weather, or […]

Getting to grips with internal leakage in air handling units

Getting to grips with internal leakage

Internal leakage of air in ventilation systems is wasteful and it can also affect the indoor air quality […]

Things to consider when choosing room units for variable air flows

Things to consider when choosing room

There are a few things to consider when choosing room units for variable air flow to save energy […]

How to optimize air handling units for healthy indoor climate – COVID-19 recommendations

How to optimize air handling units

With our top three advice for air handling units – regular maintenance, high flow rates, minimized return air […]

Ventilation and Virus transmission

Ventilation and Virus transmission

Ventilation plays an important role in keeping our indoor environment safe and sound. In an enclosed space, people […]

Why you should keep microparticles away from your supply air
IEQ

Why you should keep microparticles away

Microparticles affect our health and environment. They can make us ill and shorten our life expectancy. Today, 80% […]

Commissioning air handling units is all about the work off site

Commissioning air handling units is all

The commissioning and adjustment of air handling units can be time consuming, and due to the human factor, […]

What is IEQ and why is it important?
IEQ

What is IEQ and why is

In recent years, our industry has witnessed a notable change in the way we go about delivering a […]

Five factors to consider in achieving the ideal indoor climate
IEQ

Five factors to consider in achieving

Are your hotel guests complaining about the room comfort in room 107? In our last blog post we […]

Casing performance – Achieving good indoor climate with lower operating costs

Casing performance – Achieving good indoor

Six features define the quality and performance of air handling unit casings. To achieve a good indoor climate […]