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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.

Recommended louvre design for NVHR

11 Nov 15

Breathing Buildings Founder & CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald discusses the recommended weather louvre supplied as an option with NVHR systems, and the alternatives available for other systems on the market.

Burntwood School wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

15 Oct 15

Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls’ school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK’s best new building. Breathing Buildings are proud to be associated with this project, for which we provided the ventilation system to the school hall. The roof-based draught mitigation ventilation system is core to the values we uphold at Breathing Buildings; that children should be provided with plentiful amounts of fresh air in a draught-free way which doesn’t cost the earth in terms of heating bills!

Coffee with Breathing Buildings

06 Oct 15

BB system helps to make zero energy retail a reality!

Key factors in VC backed business

14 Sep 15

Shaun Fitzgerald discusses his views on the key success factors to building a business which is high growth and funded by Venture Capitalists. The most important thing is ensuring that if you want to lead a business, you need to think like a venture capitalist – that way, you will be pretty much guaranteed to understand the pressures on your investors and be aligned with them. The challenge which technology CEOs can face is that they may want the most for themselves … and this can lead to problems. It is a completely different scenario if you want the best for all the shareholders (which of course includes you), but especially those who have entrusted you with using their hard-earned cash to help you! Read the article penned by Tony Quested to find out more.

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