Changing the World of Low-Energy Ventilation

Breathing Buildings was formed in 2006 following the development of the proprietary e-stack mixing ventilation system, as part of a major research programme at Cambridge University and MIT, funded by BP. The technology was filed for patent by the University of Cambridge, and Breathing Buildings has exclusive rights to this IP. Since then, we have changed the world of ventilation. The company is now the UK’s leading provider of controlled hybrid and natural ventilation systems.

As of 2016, Breathing Buildings widened it’s market potential by joining the Volution Group plc who specialise in ventilation with an aim at reducing energy costs and making products more user friendly within the industry.

What this means for you

We are passionate about everything we do. Our philosophy is to simply to be the best. From the moment a customer has a query about how to ventilate their building, they are supported by a remarkable team of MEng and PhD engineers who help our clients design truly stunning low energy buildings with stimulating environments, superb air quality and thermal comfort. Our consulting engineers work with the design team to discuss the different ventilation options and provide in-depth analysis to ensure our buildings do not overheat. We are the only company in the industry who can provide the whole range of tools to model ventilation in buildings; dynamic thermal modelling, computational fluid dynamics, water-bath modelling, zonal modelling, analytical modelling, and bespoke energy modelling.

Once a system is ordered our project engineers liaise with our UK factory to coordinate the delivery of products and control systems to sites across the UK. Our commissioning team then ensures that every system we supply is properly installed, and can be monitored as part of our after-sales service.

Innovation

We have an ongoing program of product development and our links with the University of Cambridge are very strong. The Breathing Buildings team contributes to the teaching at the university and research into hybrid and natural ventilation. Please see our reference list of background papers and look at our YouTube channel to see various lectures by Dr Shaun Fitzgerald.