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The value of vegetation to pollution control

                      Two major reports have revealed that natural vegetation can play a part in controlling air pollution, although they emphasise it is important that this control is considered alongside other pollution reduction measures. The studies were conducted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), []

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Legionnaires’ disease – how to stop a serial killer

  There is a serial killer at large in the HVAC sector. It has attacked more than 3,000 people and killed almost 250 since it was first identified in Pennsylvania, USA in the 1970s. The bacterium that causes what became known as Legionnaires’ disease was finally isolated on January 18, 1977. Much research followed and []

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Four steps to HVAC heaven

    Now is a great time of the year to check HVAC plant and equipment is operating at its optimum because we have experienced – and will probably continue to face – heat wave conditions with temperatures in some places as hot as the Bahamas, approaching a sweltering 30 deg C. Indeed, we are []

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‘Pollen bomb’ explosion affecting human and HVAC health

  With the misery of hay fever in full swing, are your building’s filtration systems equipped to deal with the season’s ‘pollen bomb’, a natural phenomenon that causes hay fever and has the potential to reduce the efficiency of plant such as air handling units, chillers and air conditioning equipment? A ‘pollen bomb’, caused by []

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Eight tips for a better office environment

  The statistics relating to pollen in offices are sobering. For example, office air is up to 20 times more polluted than outside air; almost a third of  buildings suffer from Sick Building Syndrome; 64 million days a year costing £6 billion are lost to allergies, and employees who suffer from allergies are reckoned to []

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ECEX launches ultimate guide to site access

    We’ve launched a free, comprehensive guide to safe and effective site access. The illustrated guide – Access All Areas – explains how access is a critical contributory factor to the safety of building services engineers and maintenance teams who install and service plant on roofs and other hard-to-get-at areas. ‘Access All Areas’ describes []

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