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While brainstorming a blog post on ventilation ducts, one of the first images that popped into my head was Bruce Willis. The action hero is one of many who has used a duct to break in, escape or otherwise evade his enemies. But like a doctor watching an episode of E.R, the building services engineer […]
The PassivHaus concept is quite a simple one: create an airtight, super-insulated structure, install mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, address thermal bridging, and find yourself with a building that can essentially be heated by a hairdryer. However, as with most things, the devil is in the detail… Here, I take a look at the following […]
Building Better Healthcare reports on a new research project that ‘will consider the effect of mechanical cooling and ventilation on hospital environments’. Rising temperatures mean that many new build and refurbishment schemes in the UK healthcare sector now feature mechanical ventilation and air conditioning. However, this can have negative impacts. At the macro level it […]