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.
Form Follows Function?
20 Mar 15
Having left architecture school 5 years ago, there are still a few phrases that stick with me. One of these is "form follows function", made famous by Le Corbusier, architect of the Villa Savoye, Ronchamp and so many iconic buildings of the modernist era.
UK Green Building Council launches new initiative to measure Health & Productivity in Retail
17 Mar 15
Following the hugely well-received 2014 report on health, wellbeing and productivity in offices, the UK Green Building Council is establishing a Retail Task Group to investigate ways to measure health, wellbeing & productivity in the retail sector.
Demystifying Natural Ventilation
10 Mar 15
I'm always eager to help promote natural ventilation and low energy ventilation design in buildings and this is why I didn't think twice about agreeing to present a series of seminars to Stride Treglown Architects as part of their recognition of the 'Bristol 2015 - Green Capital of Europe' festival.
Classroom Design can Boost Performance by 16%!
03 Mar 15
The results of a three-year research project have shown that the design of a classroom at primary school level can improve learning progress by up to 16% in a single year.
World Green Building Council report makes the case for Natural Ventilation – it’s not about saving energy – it’s about saving staff!
10 Feb 15
Last week I represented Breathing Buildings at Carillion’s London workshop for suppliers offering innovative products, which Carillion believe can be effectively rolled out across their business. During the workshop I enjoyed numerous highly interesting discussions, both with other suppliers in attendance and with Carillion staff, in particular Chief Engineer Euan Burns.
House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report ‘Action on Air Quality’
23 Dec 14
On 8th December 2014 the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published its report ‘Action on Air Quality’.
IPCC publishes most comprehensive assessment of climate change yet!
06 Nov 14
Following intense debate between scientists and government officials, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published on 1st November 2014. The report has attracted comment from UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
First month at Breathing Buildings
07 Oct 14
My first month as a Consulting Engineer at Breathing Buildings has been hectic, tiring and great fun! An accurate early impression of the company was formed the moment I walked into the Sturton Street office: phone ringing, at least three people discussing projects across the room and a general sense of active industry about the entire place - I like it!
My first year at Breathing Buildings
29 Jul 14
I write this after my first year as an area sales manager at Breathing Buildings has just passed. A year that has flown by and has taken many interesting turns including a new geographical area to cover, new products to learn and most importantly new regulations to understand. Looking back over the last 12 months confirms I made the correct decisions in joining a business which is dynamic and has an exciting future ahead.
Are eco-friendly practices becoming more common in modern building?
26 Mar 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?
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