The education sector in the UK has often led the way in adopting energy-efficient design strategies – particularly natural and low-energy ventilation.
Breathing Buildings has a huge wealth of experience in providing natural and hybrid mixing ventilation systems to schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
Numerous peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated the benefits of fresh air and a connection to nature in aiding patients’ recovery from illness.
Breathing Buildings have worked on numerous highly successful healthcare projects, including the Houghton-le-Spring Primary Care Centre.
Good levels of comfortable fresh air, access to daylight, control over ones own environment, and a sense of connection with nature, have all been linked to improved productivity of staff in modern offices.
Natural ventilation is, therefore, a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of employees. Healthier, happier staff are known to take fewer sick days and stay with their employer longer.
The retail sector covers a huge range of building types and sizes.
Breathing Buildings has worked successfully over many years with Hammerson Retail, owner of some of the UK’s most well-known shopping malls.
During 2015 we were very proud to be part of the design team for the Eco-Pod at Wrekin Retail Park in Telford.