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Contribution to the Business Awards

27 May 16

Breathing Buildings Engineering Intern James Wilshaw today presented at the Year in Industry ‘Contribution to the Business’ awards for SE England. James discussed the tremendous business development he’s been a part of since joining BB in September 2015, and explained in some detail a project he has led to automate a labour-intensive internal process.

Sir James Dyson opens the new Dyson Breathing Building at Cambridge University

25 May 16

Sir James Dyson opens the new Dyson Breathing Building at Cambridge University The James Dyson Building and Centre at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge was officially opened on Monday 9th May 2016. The building is completely ventilated with Breathing Buildings equipment. The whole ventilation strategy of the building was developed as a team by Nicholas Hare Architects, AECOM and Breathing Buildings.

Breathing Buildings new Undergraduate Project

18 May 16

Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that the next Cambridge University undergraduate research project we are supervising is on hybrid ventilation. Hybrid ventilation is the future according to Shaun Fitzgerald, CEO of Breathing Buildings. However, the optimum hybrid system depends on various factors including the climate, building occupancy profile, heat gains within the building and of course the architectural form.

BB present case study of the Hybrid Ventilation eco-pod

13 May 16

At the recent CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016, held in April at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Dr Owen Connick, Consulting Manager at Breathing Buildings presented a case study of lessons learned from the highly innovative Costa Coffee eco-pod.

BB boys visit Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

18 Apr 16

Breathing Buildings Engineers Owen Connick, Nick Wise and James Wilshaw spent two days at the CIBSE Technical Symposium, hosted by Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Owen presented a case-study analysis using in-use data monitored over the past year at the Costa Coffee eco-pod in Telford. New contacts were made, new topics were learned, and a great number of interesting conversations were had. Thanks CIBSE – See you next year!

CIBSE Journal Article - April 2016

11 Apr 16

In the latest edition of CIBSE Journal, Breathing Buildings CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald discusses how the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) has invested more than £5bn into UK schools. The second round of PSBP funding, which promises a further £4.2bn of funding for new building projects at UK schools comes alongside an extensive revision to BB101 - the go-to design guidance for ventilation in schools.

BB sponsors Engineers event at Cambridge University

29 Jan 16

On Friday 22 January 2016 Breathing Buildings sponsored the prizes for the 4th year presentations of Girton College engineers at their annual showcase evening in the Stanley Library. The prize-winning students hit the hot buttons for Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, CEO of Breathing Buildings.

Costa EcoPod scoops the BCSC Gold Award for Sustainability

02 Dec 15

The Costa EcoPod at Wrekin Retail Park has scooped yet another award - the BCSC Gold Award for Sustainability. The building is located on Hammerson's Wrekin Retail Park in Telford and is occupied by two retailers, Costa and Subway. The EcoPod concept was developed by Emission Zero and was built in just 13 weeks. The project involved a close collaboration between all parties involved; Costa, Hammerson and their design teams, which included Breathing Buildings. The core building services heating, cooling and ventilation strategy was developed around a low energy e-stack natural ventilation system delivered and controlled by Breathing Buildings. The integration of the heating and cooling systems into the overall Breathing Buildings control system was critical to the success of the building. Breathing Buildings are thrilled to have played a key part in the success of this A+ EPC rated building.

Using the new CIBSE Design Summer Years to Assess Overheating in London

23 Nov 15

Breathing Buildings Consulting Engineer Owen Connick has written an article for the latest edition of the CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group Newsletter. The article addresses overheating in London and reviews a recent CBISE report into new London DSY weather files.

Breathing Buildings Presenting

16 Nov 15

Breathing Buildings' Consulting Engineer Owen Connick will be presenting at the Fabric First Event to be held at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, London on Wednesday 18th Nov 2015.

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