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Shaun Fitzgerald talks to CIBSE

01 Aug 16

In an article which first appeared in the CIBSE Journal August 2016, Breathing Buildings CEO Shaun Fitzgerald discusses how engineers need to think strategically to understand how sub-systems interrelate.

Brexit - a CEO’s Perspective

13 Jul 16

In an article first published on, Breathing Buildings CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald discusses what impact the Brexit vote will have on businesses in the UK.

Breathing Buildings celebrates 10 years of Changing the World

12 Jul 16

As Breathing Buildings celebrate their 10th anniversary, Engineering Manager Dr Matthew Bray takes a look back at what the company has achieved, and looks forward to an exciting future.

Breathing Buildings in top 50 cleantech growth companies

04 Jul 16

Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that it is included in the new listing of the top 50 cleantech growth companies unveiled at the Cambridge Cleantech Conference, 14 June 2016. The list of the next generation of cleantech growth companies was compiled by Cambridge Cleantech and KPMG. The list is comprised of those companies which have developed beyond the start-up phase and are showing real growth against a range of criteria from year on year revenue growth to higher staffing levels and internationalisation. Shaun Fitzgerald, CEO of Breathing Buildings says, "We have seen incredible growth in the last two years - the market really has started to adopt our hybrid philosophy for ventilation, and it is changing the face of the industry."

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.

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