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Recommissioning buildings after lockdown

The government has published a ‘roadmap’ designed to lift limits imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of the four-stage process is set to begin on March 8 with the reopening of educational establishments followed by further easing of restrictions progressively over the following weeks if certain conditions are met. The aim is []

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Ventilation needed to meet increased digital demand – Covid19

Specialised ventilation products help support digital demand fuelled by home working and online shopping There are glimmers of a silver lining in the dark clouds cast by COVID-19. Infection levels have been falling since early January and the NHS vaccination programme is proving a huge success. But the good news does not end there. In []

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Six important ventilation precautions

Although hygiene plays a decisive part in protecting against transmission of Coronavirus, research has revealed the significance of airborne spread of the infection, placing ventilation on the front line in the fight against the pandemic. Here are six ways to help combat infections in ventilation systems and improve their overall effectiveness: Fusty, stale air indicates []

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ECEX completes major AHU refurb project

ECEX has completed a major air handling unit (AHU) refurbishment project in the Broadgate Quarter in London. We have refurbished two massive AHUs at 9 Appold Street, a unique business development between Liverpool Street station and Broadgate. Both units – one providing a duty of 21 m³/s and the other 16 m³/s – are on []

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Keeping the outside air outside

Outdoor air can enter and leave a building by infiltration, natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation. This means that pollutants that lurk outdoors can often be found indoors too. where they can join other irritants to produce a cocktail of contaminants that trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath and []

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AHUs – refurbish or replace?

The word ‘maintenance’ sounds rather mundane and unexciting. It seems to describe a holding operation, implying a continuation of existing conditions and preservation of the status quo. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. As well as lowering operational costs and raising environmental performance, maintenance can also be a powerful tool for improvement. []

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