Air Treatment

Why the UK’s data centre market is still one of the largest in Europe

7th May 2019

The market for data centres across Europe is growing. In fact, in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, capacity is increasing faster than ever. The January 2019 editions of the Euro-Data Centre and the UK-Data Centre Trends Trackers published by datacentrepricing.com highlights that UK average pricing remains more expensive than the other large markets of […]

Facilities Managers – what are the benefits of monitoring your water and air?

7th March 2019

Perhaps the two resources most taken for granted on our planet are the air we breathe and the water we drink. In a work environment, it is important to ensure that these resources are clean and safe to protect occupants. Apart from human health, air and water are also important parts of HVAC operations and […]

Defra’s draft Clean Air Strategy published

22nd May 2018

Environmental Secretary, Michael Gove, has today (22nd May) published a draft Clean Air Strategy to tackle toxic air pollution. The 104-page strategy has been launched for consultation, the results from which will inform the final Clean Air Strategy to be published in March 2019. The proposals crack down on a wide range of pollutants, including […]

More than 50% of pensioners in the UK are at risk from air pollution

8th March 2018

Recent research by the Labour party has come up with some worrying figures relating to air quality and the impact of this on our elderly population. Results were drawn from House of Commons Library data supplied by local authorities, where levels of NO2 had been found to breach legal limits in 2015. 56% of the […]

Our Air Quality: ‘Too dangerous to breathe’

6th December 2017

Worrying research by the Royal College of Physicians and Lancet Countdown states that the outdoor air quality in 44 out of 51 towns and cities surveyed in the UK in 2017 breaches World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. The study took samples of air from cities and towns across the UK and measured the levels of […]

Buildings could be ‘safe havens’ from toxic pollution

24th April 2017

A campaign was launched in March urging the government to take action on urban pollution by overhauling the 60-year-old Clean Air Act, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) have highlighted the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as a quick action solution, suggesting the new Act should support the role of buildings as ‘safe havens’ from […]

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

14th March 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds.  Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, we’ve expanded from our Essex-base in order to better serve our northern operations. Employing the latest sustainable technologies, Guardian Water Treatment works with facilities managers and building services engineers in both domestic and commercial buildings to provide ‘whole life’ air and […]

London air pollution in the spot light

6th February 2017

The start of 2017 saw legal levels of annual traffic fumes exceeded in 120 hours on Brixton Road, London, putting the stark reality of the dangers of indoor and outdoor air pollution into the spotlight just five days into the New Year. European law limits how much nitrogen dioxide (NO2), the toxic gas emitted by […]

Brexit not so bad for building services?

17th October 2016

Most UK companies are holding their breath as the true effects of Brexit are yet to be revealed. According to a new survey from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and SELECT, the trade association for the Scottish electrical industry, however, it seems that for the building services engineering sector […]

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) makes the headlines

30th September 2016

In August, leading Building Services trade publication, H&V News, held a question time to discuss Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), a topic that has hit the headlines on a number of occasions so far this year. Sponsored by Envirovent, Nuaire, Vent-Axia and Airflow Developments, the event saw a hundred-strong audience taking part in the debate. As […]