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What is Indoor Air Quality?

Posted on February 3, 2021

Why is indoor air quality so vitally important in 2021? Here we look at what indoor air quality is and how improving it will help us beat COVID-19 transmission. Simply put, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quality of air within a building. In particular, it is refer to when reviewing the health of the people who live or work there. When we think about air quality, visions of smog or car exhaust fumes may spring to mind, but it’s just as important to understand the air quality inside buildings. By simply sitting at an office desk, you might be exposed…

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Why we’re supporting the Clean Air Day campaign

Posted on October 8, 2020

Blog by Christian Pearce, co-founder Conditioned Environment  I’ve recently been working with the team at Global Action Plan to support its annual event, Clean Air Day. This year it takes place on the 8 October and is the UK’s largest campaign to reduce air pollution. The Clean Air campaign is something that makes complete sense to us, both as a business and personally; outdoor and indoor air quality affects everyone. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, 72% of people in the UK think clean air is even more important because of the impact the coronavirus has…

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Modelling research suggests an 80% increase in exposure to coronavirus droplets in busy offices

Posted on September 14, 2020

Blog by Christian Pearce, co-founder Conditioned Environment  Every day we’re learning something new about how COVID-19 is transmitted. I was intrigued by the new research cited in this article in Wired about how stagnant air in your office could be riddled with coronavirus. The research, by engineering, design and consultancy firm Arup, raises more concerns. Arup modelled the motion of air among crowds to demonstrate how aerosols – droplets less than five microns in diameter – move through a typical office. They found an 80% increase in people exposed to aerosols exhaled in busy offices. Back in July, I wrote about…

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Buckinghamshire care home invests in British made Gateway Personal Protection Tunnels to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to care home residents.

Posted on June 17, 2020

Installation of tunnel comes on day non-essential shops open and UK begins to ease lockdown System is expected to be used in travel, leisure, retail and other industries to fight COVID-19 and restore consumer confidence Conditioned Environment, a leading London based mechanical services company, has launched a partnership with Peverel Court Care, which will introduce the new Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to care home residents from staff and visitors. The Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel will be installed at the Group’s Bartlett’s Residential Care Home in Aylesbury on Monday (15 June). The Gateway…

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How can you provide extra protection for employees and visitors to make your indoor environment Covid-secure?

Posted on June 15, 2020

Blog by Christian Pearce, Commercial Director at Conditioned Environment The COVID-19 outbreak has seen businesses find many creative ways to pivot, as well as opening opportunities for new product innovation. It’s been great to see how people have embraced technology to find solutions for today’s problems. Early in the pandemic, I started to research how we could put our expertise in mechanical design and engineering to good use. We have over 50 years’ experience in air conditioning, ventilation and public health, so I wondered if we could lend our expertise to developing a solution that provided an extra layer of protection…

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Conditioned Environment launches British made Gateway Personal Protection Tunnels to help combat the spread of COVID-19

Posted on June 7, 2020

Conditioned Environment, a leading London based mechanical services company, has launched today the Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel which will help combat the spread of COVID-19 as the UK returns to work following the March 2020 lockdown. The Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel, which is designed and manufactured in the UK, is a walkthrough tunnel that can be used at a wide range of locations from offices, sporting venues, pubs and restaurants, shopping centres, hospitals and care homes to schools. The Gateway Tunnel uses an organic, water based, dry-mist sanitiser which is sprayed on a person in only five seconds as they walk…

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Top 5 Skills Every Facilities Manager Needs

Posted on May 13, 2020

  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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A Short History of Mitsubishi Electric

Posted on February 26, 2020

  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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What are fire suppression systems?

Posted on January 28, 2020

For the ultimate in fire safety, automatic fire suppression systems tackle fires quickly with minimal damage to property and minimal human intervention. Conditioned Environment are proud to offer high quality fire suppression systems throughout London and beyond, and this month we will clarify the benefits a fire suppression system can yield for your business. The Problem Industry research shows that 43% of businesses that close due to fire never reopen. Of those that reopen for business after a fire, 80% close again within one year. There is no better example of the financial strain that commercial and industrial facilities are subjected…

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Men and Women Feel Temperature Differently: Let’s Start Doing Something About It

Posted on April 9, 2018

Research has shown that the average AC unit servicing a UK office is designed to serve the needs of a 40 year old male, whose metabolic rate may be up to 30% faster than his female co-workers. Translated into simple English, this means that while men find the office temperature to be perfect for working hard, the average woman is working in a less-than-stellar environment. Anecdotal evidence has hinted at this for decades but only recently has research confirmed that the AC in most offices is biased toward male workers, and is therefore the unlikely source of a strange and abstract…

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