Natural Ventilation Blog

At Breathing Buildings we care passionately about changing the world and have world experts in Natural Ventilation to help us. So we want to share our thoughts with you and would love to hear what you think too.

What now for the progress of zero carbon buildings in the UK?

03 Aug 15

Earlier this month the UK government scrapped targets for all new UK homes to be zero carbon by 2016. This has been a huge blow to the construction industry which has been working toward this target since it was announced back in 2006.

Form Follows Function?

20 Mar 15

Having left architecture school 5 years ago, there are still a few phrases that stick with me. One of these is "form follows function", made famous by Le Corbusier, architect of the Villa Savoye, Ronchamp and so many iconic buildings of the modernist era.

UK Green Building Council launches new initiative to measure Health & Productivity in Retail

17 Mar 15

Following the hugely well-received 2014 report on health, wellbeing and productivity in offices, the UK Green Building Council is establishing a Retail Task Group to investigate ways to measure health, wellbeing & productivity in the retail sector.

Demystifying Natural Ventilation

10 Mar 15

I'm always eager to help promote natural ventilation and low energy ventilation design in buildings and this is why I didn't think twice about agreeing to present a series of seminars to Stride Treglown Architects as part of their recognition of the 'Bristol 2015 - Green Capital of Europe' festival.

Classroom Design can Boost Performance by 16%!

03 Mar 15

The results of a three-year research project have shown that the design of a classroom at primary school level can improve learning progress by up to 16% in a single year.

World Green Building Council report makes the case for Natural Ventilation – it’s not about saving energy – it’s about saving staff!

10 Feb 15

Last week I represented Breathing Buildings at Carillion’s London workshop for suppliers offering innovative products, which Carillion believe can be effectively rolled out across their business. During the workshop I enjoyed numerous highly interesting discussions, both with other suppliers in attendance and with Carillion staff, in particular Chief Engineer Euan Burns.

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report ‘Action on Air Quality’

23 Dec 14

On 8th December 2014 the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published its report ‘Action on Air Quality’.

IPCC publishes most comprehensive assessment of climate change yet!

06 Nov 14

Following intense debate between scientists and government officials, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published on 1st November 2014. The report has attracted comment from UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

First month at Breathing Buildings

07 Oct 14

My first month as a Consulting Engineer at Breathing Buildings has been hectic, tiring and great fun! An accurate early impression of the company was formed the moment I walked into the Sturton Street office: phone ringing, at least three people discussing projects across the room and a general sense of active industry about the entire place - I like it!

My first year at Breathing Buildings

29 Jul 14

I write this after my first year as an area sales manager at Breathing Buildings has just passed. A year that has flown by and has taken many interesting turns including a new geographical area to cover, new products to learn and most importantly new regulations to understand. Looking back over the last 12 months confirms I made the correct decisions in joining a business which is dynamic and has an exciting future ahead.

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