Breathing Buildings were delighted once again to attend the bi-annual MAGIC Partners Meeting held at Downing College, Cambridge on March 25th, 2019. Attendees came from across industry, policy and academia, with fascinating talks from, amongst others, Cambridge County Council, the Institute of Meteorology, AHMM Architects and Prof Paul Linden, Principal Investigator on the MAGIC project. For further information, please visit – http://www.magic-air.uk/partners-meeting-update–march-2019.html
The MAGIC Project consists of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated world-leading researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Surrey and Imperial College London. Industrial partners include Breathing Buildings, Dyson, Arup, Foster+Partners and others. The project is working to develop an integrated suite of computer models that allow the city design to become its own HVAC system, using natural ventilation in buildings to reduce demand for energy and ensure air pollutants are diluted below levels that cause adverse health.