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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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10 Insane Facts About Underfloor Heating

Posted on March 26, 2018

Modern flat blocks, skyscrapers and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are turning to underfloor heating in droves to meet their temperature needs. It’s no wonder, given all the benefits reaped from this highly desirable system. It’s easy to install for one, especially in new builds but also in top-down renovations in older properties, too. What you’ll want to think about before investing in underfloor heating is your supplier, their reputation and the brand of heating to be installed in the property. You only want to install the system once as by its very nature, underfloor heating repairs are costly, time-consuming and…

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Airplanes: A Modern Conditioned Environment

Posted on February 6, 2018

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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Getting high: How tall can skyscrapers get?

Posted on February 6, 2018

As a city with its fair share of skyscrapers, London is a prime candidate for future developments in architecture, especially as the London housing crisis continues to quietly rage on. Since the Natwest tower was built in 1980, the city skyline has slowly morphed to include taller and taller buildings. Despite not being the largest in the world, our skyscrapers make the average Londoner stop and think – how much bigger can they get? This month, that’s what we’re here to find out. The Race is On From 1930 to 1931, the world record for the tallest building was broken no…

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20 Nations Sign Kigali Agreement to Reduce Use of HFC

Posted on December 4, 2017

Since 2015, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions have shot up by 54% thanks to a global increase in air conditioning usage. For the economists, it’s a sign of wealth and prosperity in the international markets. For ecologists, it’s a disaster. HFC is a greenhouse gas that’s known to pollute up to three times more than your average car’s exhaust fumes. As a responsible air conditioning specialist, Conditioned Environment are keen to reduce the amount of HFCs used in air conditioning and HVAC systems worldwide. Here’s how the Kigali Agreement will help with that aim. The Kigali Agreement On 19 November 2017, Sweden became…

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The Fatbergs of London

Posted on November 1, 2017

  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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Fire safety scammers are targeting London: don’t get caught out!

Posted on October 2, 2017

Criminals are targeting vulnerable tower block residents in the wake of the Grenfell Tower and Shepherds Bush fires. The scammers are entering residential tower blocks posing as fire safety officers and convincing tenants to allow entry into individual flats to carry out bogus safety checks. The scammers are in fact looking for valuables within the flat. These individuals have been accused of taking advantage of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington in which 80 people lost their lives, and are therefore wanted for questioning by the police. How to spot a fake council letter In many cases, residents have reported…

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A Short History of Mitsubishi Electric

Posted on August 30, 2017

  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

Posted on July 26, 2017

  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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Top 3 Thermostat Mistakes

Posted on June 28, 2017

It’s costly to heat your home or office all winter long but it’s also vital to remaining comfortable. Heating bills in winter are on average three times higher than summer bills which is why modern replacement thermostats and energy meters are very popular. These offer more control over heating your home or business than older systems, however, research shows that consumers are making costly mistakes when using their thermostat. To save money during summer and winter, here are the top 3 thermostat mistakes and how to avoid them. Get saving on bills this coming winter, with advice from Conditioned Environment. Setting…

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