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What is Ice Bank cooling and how is it used in Building Design?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 05 July, 2019.

There are many methods building designers use to cool ambient temperatures in the built environment, but there are few as efficient as Ice Bank Cooling (IBC). As the name would suggest, air is cooled as it is passed over water chilled by ice, which is then fed into the ... READ MORE



What are Heat Islands and How Do they Affect Us?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 01 July, 2019.

There are many aspects of the environment that have to be considered by modern consulting engineers, as each one can have a significant effect on how buildings operate in the real world. Heat islands represent one such aspect and it’s a phenomenon that relates to ... READ MORE



Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) Strategy 2020 - Outlining a Path to Success

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 21 June, 2019.

In modern building design, the NZEB concept is one that aims to allow architects and consulting engineers to create buildings that cause little or no impact on the local and wider environment. However, the uptake of NZEB buildings across the EU has, to date, not been ... READ MORE



Biomimetic Design in the Built Environment for Climate Mitigation

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 20 June, 2019.

In the field of construction and architecture, biomimetic design is a concept used by consulting engineers, architects and those involved in building design to mimic how nature is able to come up with simple, but effective ways to solve engineering problems that ... READ MORE



Trench Heating and the Benefits it Offers

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 13 June, 2019.

Trench heating is a system used in building design that negates the need for using standard wall-mounted radiators and it does so in a simple, but clever way. When it is employed by consulting engineers, trench heating involves using trenches under the floor and ... READ MORE



What is a Run Around Coil Installation and Why Use One?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 07 June, 2019.

When choosing which ventilation heat recovery system to employ in any given building, the Varming team of mechanical and electrical engineers have to consider many factors. In buildings that cannot tolerate cross-leakage between extract and supply air, such as in the ... READ MORE



What is Heat Recovery Ventilation and Why Use It?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 03 June, 2019.

When heat is produced as part of a building’s operation or its manufacturing processes, being able to recover it can have a significantly positive effect on efficiency and performance. What would otherwise require additional heat production and energy ... READ MORE



Fresh Air Plenum and How It’s used in Building Design

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 27 May, 2019.

In order to realise how useful Fresh Air Plenums are, it is important to first understand how they fit into the building design process. At Varming Consulting Engineers, our team of building services design consultants are experienced exponents in all disciplines of ... READ MORE



BREEAM Accredited Professionals and What they Can Do for You

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 30 April, 2019.

At Varming Consulting Engineers, we have an experienced and knowledgeable Sustainability team who provide expertise as BREEAM Assessors and BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), but what does it mean to you and your building design project? Well, being a BREEAM AP is ... READ MORE



What does ‘Biophilia’ mean in terms of Building Design?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 15 April, 2019.

When the term ‘Biophilia’ is used in modern building design, it refers to the practice of designing nature into a building. The word itself means ‘a love of nature’ and it’s becoming increasingly important for m & e consulting ... READ MORE







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