keyboard_arrow_upClassroom air quality – are students being let down?
keyboard_arrow_downClassroom air quality – are students being let down?

By: Dr Chris Iddon – Environment Design Manager – SE Controls We’ve all sat in lecture theatres; classrooms or meeting rooms and begun to feel drowsy. Yet in almost every case, this effect has nothing to do with the subject matter being taught or discussed but is a direct consequence of the gradual build up […]

keyboard_arrow_upSchool buildings affect productivity and health
keyboard_arrow_downSchool buildings affect productivity and health

Green improvements in school buildings positively impact on student performance, according to World Green Building Council report.

keyboard_arrow_upAshrae on board for Frigair
keyboard_arrow_downAshrae on board for Frigair

For the first time ever, four Ashrae short courses will be presented at this year’s Frigair Expo 2015, taking place 3-5 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

keyboard_arrow_upA gypsum board that cleans the air
keyboard_arrow_downA gypsum board that cleans the air

Saint-Gobain Gyproc has launched Activ’ Air, a revolutionary plasterboard that actively improves indoor air quality. It removes VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air and keeps them out, providing for a healthier living, learning or working environment.

keyboard_arrow_upShutters and blinds for healthy indoor air quality
keyboard_arrow_downShutters and blinds for healthy indoor air quality

Most of us spend at least 30% of our time at work, often inside the same building from 8am to 5pm, with maybe an hour’s break to step outside. It’s important therefore that the buildings where we work should be ‘healthy’ buildings.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) for almost three decades. In 1984 the WHO reported that 30% of new and remodelled buildings worldwide might be linked to symptoms of SBS. The causes are many and varied but SBS is commonly attributed to poor indoor air quality – a result of poor ventilation, faulty or badly maintained air-conditioning systems, a range of indoor chemical pollutants such as small quantities of toxins in the emissions from building and office materials and biological agents such as moulds and bacteria.