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Latest Projects Posted by Spencermayes, 22/02/2013

Regal Homes – Queens Road, Hendon 10 high quality residential units with underfloor heating, comfort cooling and centralised boiler plant. Sustainability issues offset with a gas fired CHP, whole... read more

The Future Of Heat - Government Consultation Posted by Spencer Mayes, 03/01/2017

Government is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings in the Future of Heat consultation. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)... read more

The Smart Office Posted by Spencer Mayes, 02/02/2017

Light shines into the heart of most human experience. Our moods are light or dark or dull. It is no coincidence that in the Genesis account of the beginnings of the world, light appears on the ‘first day’, before land or sea. ... read more

Thermal Comfort and Wellbeing Posted by Spencer Mayes, 23/02/2017

The thermal comfort of an occupant can affect his or her wellbeing in a number of ways and I will go through some of them here; however first I will describe thermal comfort and how to quantify it. The thermal comfort of a person is... read more

Smart Connected HVAC Posted by Spencer Mayes, 26/09/2017

Smart Connected HVAC is one of the latest trends that is revolutionising the world of commercial buildings in the US and has the potential to do the same elsewhere. Driven by the need to improve HVAC performance and reliability, cutting downtime... read more

Benefits of controlling humidity levels within the workplace Posted by Spencer Mayes, 26/09/2017

BSRIA says it is well documented that humidity plays an important role in assuring the wellbeing of building occupants. In the U.K. we spend over 80 per cent of our time indoors and with approximately 90 per cent of the associated costs of a... read more

Overheating In Residential Properties Posted by Spencer Mayes, 17/01/2018

Define, identify and prevent: an overviewIntroductionNew homes of today need to meet high quality standards, provide a healthy and safe environment for the occupants, be energy efficient and... read more

Building MOTs Posted by Spencer Mayes, 03/04/2018

How to control and manage buildings efficiently and sustainably while providing the occupants with the necessary level of safety, health, and comfort they need is a question which appears large for many building owners/operators. This fundamental... read more

Review of Fire Regulations & Fire Safety Posted by Spencer Mayes, 26/06/2018

BSRIA says culture change needed: Dame Judith Hackitt's Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety - GrenfellBSRIA welcomes Thursday’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety –... read more

Building Energy Efficiency - is building automation the answer? Posted by Spencer Mayes, 19/11/2018

Improving the energy performance of commercial buildings has been seen as a “significant goal” for many organisations at least since the “energy crisis” of the 1970s, which was when building automation control... read more

Soft Landings and Design for Performance Posted by Spencer Mayes, 21/02/2019

Design for Performance (DfP) is referenced by the 2018 update of the Soft Landings... read more

Europe set for rapid growth in Smart Connected HVAC market Posted by Spencer Mayes, 30/10/2019

Europe is seeing a rapid growth in the market for Smart Connected HVAC, which refers to a heating, cooling or air conditioning system which is connected to a network – usually the internet – enabling its... read more

Designing for Employee Wellbeing Posted by Spencer Mayes, 30/10/2019

AECOM workplace strategy and design specialist Nicola Gillen looks at how strengthening the relationship between people and place through workplace transformation can influence employee and organisational... read more

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