Building technology manufacturer Priva has highlighted how effective air management of services including air conditioning and ventilation is crucial to health and productivity in the workplace in the wake of a major new study.
The report, led by Oxford Brookes University and LCMB Building Performance and issued in December, says that CO2 levels in offices are ‘silently damaging UK productivity’. Monitoring levels and testing workers continually over a two-year period, the study showed that personnel are able to work up to 60% faster in environments with lower CO2 concentrations.
From its location on the Cornish coast near Bude, The Beach Hotel can see at first-hand the damaging effects that technologies and plastics are having on our environment.
The hotel wanted to lead the way in the smaller commercial sector by using an environmentally friendly natural refrigerant for its food cold storage. After talking its plans through with contractor KJ Refrigeration, it chose to use CO2 (R744).
Carter Synergy has revealed details of what it believes was the world-first installation of a newly developed multi rotary compressor pack using CO2 at a trading store.
The pack at a Tesco Express store in Shaw, near Oldham, combines rotary compressors with Green & Cool’s control software to ensure reliability and efficiency.
Dearman is working with Marks & Spencer as the retailer seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its chilled deliveries.
Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine is zero emission. The technology will replace diesel-powered secondary engines used to power transport refrigeration units (TRUs), which are used to keep food cold on the road.