indoor air quality, IAQ, pollution, fine particle, screens, John Grenville, ECEX
London's smog affects those indoors as well as outside

Save your breath

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the single biggest health issue for those living in cities. But which aspects of it should consulting engineers and contractors focus on? John Grenville offers two suggestions.

Peter Dyment, pollution, airborne pollution, filtration
Pollution comes from inside buildings as well as outside

Breathing easier

As concern grows over rising traffic air pollution levels, authorities are responding urgently to the pressing need for action to protect people, especially those in cities. But what can building services professionals do to help? Peter Dyment explains.

Parag Rastogi, wellbeing, Arbnco
Parag Rastogi

Transformative technologies

Parag Rastogi explores why there is a new focus on providing healthy workplaces, and how technology is helping to achieve them.

Heat recovery, Lee Caulfield, mechanical ventilation, MVHR, Titon
Lee Caulfield

The importance of MVHR in building design

Ventilation is an essential part of modern properties, yet on many occasions this vital component isn’t considered until late in the construction process. Lee Caulfield looks at the importance of MVHR systems being considered as early as possible during a building’s design.

Andy Williams, DCV, demand controlled ventilation, IAQ, Jaga
Andy Williams

High marks for IAQ

The way a school is designed can significantly impact pupils’ productivity and overall wellbeing. Andy Williams explains why specifiers should look to intelligent, efficient ventilation solutions that create an environment which allows pupils to thrive.

AirMaster, Coanda effect, draughts, ISO EN 7730, SAV Systems, Stephan Lang, ventilation
Stephan Lang

Final draught

In ensuring effective ventilation to maintain good indoor air quality it’s essential the system is designed to avoid creating draughts. Stephan Lang explains how problems can be avoided

Carl Davison, Eurofins, Kingspan insulation, VOCs
Eurofins certification recognises 'outstanding material' such as this Kingspan Insulation for low VOC emissions

Quality inside and out

Carl Davison considers the role of building services in helping to address the challenge of air quality and its impact on human health.



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