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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.

Breathing buildings selected as 2014 new energy pioneer

7 April 14

Companies from around the world are recognized as leaders driving change in the energy system..

Breathing Buildings wins patent dispute

21 March 14

Breathing Buildings, the natural ventilation specialist, has successfully defended the Cambridge University Passive Stack patent, filed in 2006.

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?

CIBSE - CFD vs Experimental Modelling Seminar

17 March 14

Breathing Buildings Managing Director Dr Shaun Fitzgerald will be presenting alongside other experts from the industry on the 30th April 2014 at UCL in London at a CIBSE run event discussing different ways in which to model buildings.

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.

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