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Applying Comfort Concepts in a Passive House Building

By Michael Woolsey Comfort concepts for the built environment From an investment standpoint, occupant comfort is valuable, and […]

3 Passive House Ventilation Modes to Provide Occupant Comfort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Myth Busting – Thermal Wheels and Virus Transmission

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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