Mikael Börjesson

What do we mean by "dry air"?

We all know "dry air" - but what is it that we perceive and exactly how dry air affects people is less known. Nonetheless research indicates that a well-balanced indoor air humidity can alleviate some of the problems with perceived dry air.

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 …

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?

Mikael Börjesson

Would we let our kids skip breakfast before school?

We all want to make sure that our children get the best education but one thing we tend to forget is how important air quality, humidity levels and thermal comfort are for children’s learning capabilities.

Mikael Börjesson

Ventilation and Virus transmission

Ventilation plays an important role in keeping our indoor environment safe and sound. In an enclosed space, people have the effect of reducing the air quality while ventilation using out-door air counteracts that effect. But can the ventilation system itself spread diseases?

Mikael Börjesson

How to stay open for business – battling COVID-19 in Northern Italy

In northern Italy, one of the hardest COVID-19 affected areas in the world, Swegon’s factory for chillers and heat pumps stays open for business, thanks to dedicated employees and partners, and creative solutions to the new challenges. In a situation with numerous guidelines to follow from …

Mikael Börjesson

What is IEQ and why is it important?

In recent years, our industry has witnessed a notable change in the way we go about delivering a quality-built indoor environment. Occupants now have a better understanding of the impact air quality has on their mental health and employers are starting to better appreciate the quality and …

Mikael Börjesson

2019: The year when humans were integrated in HVAC design?

The answer is probably no if looking into our industry, humans have always been the reason why we do good indoor climate. Nevertheless, the past year has, in my mind, been a big contest in best energy performance or highest efficiency into the second decimal…