Alberto Ferrandi

Why you should consider a 4-pipe system for cooling and heating

A traditional two-pipe system for heating and cooling may not be an optimal solution for buildings with mixed usage that combines, for instance, retails, offices and hotels. Besides, the southward side of the building facing the sun might require cooling at the same time that the northward side, in …

Mikael Börjesson

What happened during 2020 (besides the obvious)?

The many aspects of the ongoing pandemic have completely dominated 2020 – and rightly so, because the effects have been terrible and globally present. We have covered the topic in this blog from a number of different angles, from guidelines on how to run your ventilation systems to maintaining …

Mikael Börjesson

Will opening the windows solve the ventilation needs for schools?

With the realisation that many schools across Europe lack sufficient ventilation equipment to provide the air exchange rates needed to for a reasonable level of virus spread prevention, we have seen emergency recommendations for increased windows opening to handle the problem. This directly affects …

Malin Höij

What is the Renovation Wave, and how can we make it into a real game changer?

The Renovation Wave will set the standard for renovation projects within the European Union for the coming years, and we will be living with the results for decades to come. But is there a risk that we look at renovations from a too narrow perspective? What can we as building sector professionals …

Federica Serena

How to optimize your hydronic system

To optimize your hydronic system, you need to balance the work load of both the chillers and the pumps to transfer exactly the right amount of needed energy at the right time throughout the system. This may sound complicated, but there are smart solutions to this that you will learn more about in …

Paola Moschini (Guest author)

Building certifications are on the rise

In recent years there has been an increased demand for  building certifications. In addition, research studies have found that building certifications can increase properties value substantially. In this article, you will learn more about building certifications and in particular about WELL …

Mikael Börjesson

Have we gone too far in avoiding humidity?

Humidity can have a positive impact on our health but is still often ignored when designing indoor environments. Too dry air can cause dry throats, chapped lips and facilitates the spread of viruses. Is it time to re-evaluate the cost for the society of having buildings with too dry indoor air?

Caroline Jacobsson

10 tips on how to secure your building management system

Connected systems for building automation create new opportunities. Everything from basic monitoring and configuration to new services made possible by the functionality and the large amount of data that is usually found in these systems. In recent years, attacks on connected systems have both …

Alessandro Pinato

How heat pumps can save energy

The energy efficiency of heat pumps can be more than three times higher than for electrical heater, boiler or a furnace. In addition to that, it does not need fossil fuels to produce energy and no air pollution is generated. Learn more about why heat pumps should be your first choice.