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Airplanes: A Modern Conditioned Environment

The cold temperatures you might experience on an airplane are, surprisingly, not the airline’s attempt to accustom you to the UK’s rainy climate after time spent somewhere warmer. Airplanes have a bad reputation as being germ-harbouring havens for all kinds of illnesses and bacteria, but in reality, modern planes come with advanced circulation and temperature control systems. Read on to discover more about the environment in airplanes, as well as our best tips for ensuring your time spent in the plane is as comfortable as possible in such a heavily conditioned environment. How is air circulated? In order to burn effectively…

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The Fatbergs of London

  A congealed mass of solid waste consisting of nappies, wet wipes, sanitary products and raw sewerage. This isn’t one of Dante’s circles of hell. It’s one of the many fatbergs that block the sewerage pipes of London every year. In September 2017, the largest fatberg ever recorded was found under the streets of Whitechapel. Measuring over two football fields long, the mass had become ‘like concrete’ according to Thames Water’s Head of Waste Networks, Matt Rimmer. To give a sense of scale here are a few facts: Tower Bridge is 240 metres long An Airbus A318 aeroplane weighs 68 tonnes…

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A Short History of Mitsubishi Electric

  The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation traces its roots back to the Tsukumo Shokai Shipping Company which was established by an ambitious Japanese businessman named Yataro Iwasaki, in 1870. The company expanded into automotives, mining and stationery, before succumbing to allied forces in WWII and disbanding only to regain market share in post-war Japan and America. Today, the company manufactures the world’s most advanced air conditioning and HVAC units, which Conditioned Environment proudly supply and install throughout London. Before Mitsubishi Electric Yataro Iwasaki’s shipping company started life as Tsukumo Shokai Shipping Company in 1870 and changed its name to Mitsukawa Shokai in…

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Top 5 Skills Every Facilities Manager Needs

  Facilities management is a demanding but exciting role that requires a unique set of skills. If you’re looking for a new career in facilities management, Conditioned Environment have put together a list of top 5 skills we look for in the perfect candidate. Perhaps you’re already a Facilities Manager? In which case, read our list and see how you measure up! Mental Agility Thinking on your feet is essential. Though you can avoid mishaps by planning in advance, some days you’ll need to juggle the workload of multiple teams to ensure no client is left without essential services. You will…

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Solar Air Conditioning: The Future of Energy Efficient Air Conditioning?

The global focus on efficiency and clean energy is creating some impressive developments around the world, and a renewable approach to air conditioning is definitely of interest to us. This month, we’re taking a look at the development of solar powered air conditioning and how one company in Australia is striving to improve the way in which large scale commercial buildings are heated and cooled. CSIRO Australian organisation CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) has developed and unveiled a solar-powered air conditioning system designed to cool Australian homes and commercial buildings with greater efficiency. CSIRO developed the system as…

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Sensory Branding: How HVAC units can improve productivity & brand image

HVAC units can be a big contributor to improving the environment of the workplace, regulating the temperature to make it a comfortable place to be in. Temperature, whilst underrated, can be a big factor in the impression made on employees and clients when occupying a workspace, so maintaining a functional system is important for the wellbeing of everyone. Here at Conditioned Environment, we’re always excited to learn of rising technology used within the industry, and to share it with our clients. In this article, we look at the recent introduction of scent diffusion technology using HVAC units in commercial environments. Scent…

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How Can a Facilities Management Contract Help My Business?

What is Facilities Management? Facilities management is a role dedicated to coordinating space, infrastructure and people which is often used in the running of arenas, schools, office blocks, hospitals, hotels and shopping malls. But what are the benefits of having a facilities manager in your business? This article will detail the responsibilities of such a role and the benefits that employing a facilities manager can bring to your company. The responsibilities of a facilities manager are numerous and cover a wide array of sectors, including: Health and safety Fire safety Security Cleaning Operations Maintenance/Testing/Inspections Commercial property management Use of space Maintenance…

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Waste Matters – Reduce your Footprint

With greenhouse gas emissions being at the forefront of environmental concerns and rising gas prices being a topic of much controversy over recent months, energy consumption amongst large public and private sector businesses has been the subject of investigation. These sectors contribute to a large amount of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and with the ‘Carbon Plan’ aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, new schemes have been introduced to help achieve this goal. The Green Deal is designed to help businesses and householders improve their energy efficiency by using savings on their energy bills to pay for…

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Greener Workplace Leads to Improved Business Performance

The correlation between the environmental performance of a working environment and the performance of the employees within it has been the subject of a recent study by the British Council for Offices (BCO), who represent those who design, build, own, manage or occupy offices in the UK. Findings of the report have indicated that the satisfaction of people who occupy the offices is directly impacted by the environmental performance of the building. While the environmental benefits of improving the office performance speak for themselves, building managers and owners may be surprised to learn of the relationship between the environmental performance of…

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