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.
Are eco-friendly practices becoming more common in modern building?
26 March 14
Sustainable building design is very much mainstream concept in contemporary building. Planning conditions and building regulations require more energy efficient buildings and often some element of on-site generation. So, given that energy efficient building design needs to be at the core of a new building programme, how are we doing at really changing the world? Clearly the easy answer is that one can always do better. But how? Where are the big opportunities?
Supporting the Engineers of the future
29 Jan 14
Breathing Buildings have excellent links with young engineering students around the country, including taking Year in Industry students and summer placements.
20 Jan 14
Breathing Buildings have released the second edition of their new catalogue. The Team have taken note of their customers information requirements and included these in the new catalogue
The fight against the NHS 'Gas Guzzlers'
05 Dec 13
The NHS produces 18 million tonnes of CO2 every year - around three per cent of the UK's entire annual emissions - across its 28 million square metre estate. Addenbrooke's Cambridge, is just one of the major theatres on this particular battleground and has been described as being in winter an "epic NHS gas-guzzler."
Warming to natural ventilation
04 Dec 13
Breathing Buildings have recently been asked by Modern Building Services to expalin the challenges of cold draughts in natural ventilated buildings and how these can be resolved. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald take up the subject in this month's edition of 'Modern Buildings Services.
Breathing Buildings make CIBSE Awards 2014 shortlist
31 Oct 13
We are pleased to announce that Breathing Buildings have been shortlist for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2014.
Making sense of BB93 and Cross Talk Attenuation
30 Oct 13
As the natural ventilation experts, customers come to us from all sectors asking for advice on which product is suitable for a room. To answer that question we ensure the natural ventilation systems we provide integrate with the rest of the building.
Sustainability Leadership in Cambridge
16 Sep 13
Shaun Fitzgerald, Breathing Buildings MD gave a lecture on 3 September 2013 at the University of Cambridge as part of their Mst in Sustainability Leadership.
CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group
16 Sep 13
We have always been particularly involved with the CIBSE natural ventilation group.The group is an international group comprising 30 committee members from industry and academia serving a wider membership of 7520. The aims of the group are:
Cold Draught Calculator
12 Sep 13
To help our client ensure that the occupants of the buildings that they are designing are comfortable we have created a cold draught calculator.
BB updates PSBP guide
18 Jul 13
Breathing Buildings have updated their Priority School Guide to reflect the changes in the Facilities Output Specification released in June. The guidance paper highlights the ventilation requirements within the new Output Specification along with recommended solutions and data from Breathing Buildings sites such as Linton Village College.