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GuidanceDescription
EuroventEurovent is Europe's Industry Association for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. Its members from throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa represent more than 1.000 companies, the majority small and medium-sized manufacturers. Guidelines include life cycle costs for Air Handling Units and related components.
CIBSECIBSE is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering in the UK. It publishes the CIBSE Guides, Codes and other guidance material which are internationally recognised as authoritative, and sets the criteria for best practice in the profession.
WELL Building StandardThe WELL Building Standard marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. It harnesses the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being and comfort. This is achieved in part by implementing strategies, programs and technologies designed to encourage healthy, more active lifestyles and reducing occupant exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants.
HTM03-01Health Technical Memorandum guidance for ventilation design within NHS (and private) Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities.
HBNHealth Building Notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation / extension of existing facilities. They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects in the NHS building program.
WHO 2010World Health Organisation Guideline for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): The World Health Organisation guidelines applies where PM concentrations exceed the WHO guidelines by a factor of greater than 1,5 (annual mean for PM2,5 > 15 μg/m3 and PM10 > 30 μg/m3). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer.
BESAThe Building Engineering Services Association, until 2012 the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association, is the main UK trade association for companies that design, install, commission and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related engineering projects.
BSRIABuildings Services Research and Information Association is a UK-based testing, instrumentation, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services engineering.
Standard or GuidanceDescription
Building Regulation Part LApproved Document L: Conservation of fuel and power in new and existing buildings other than dwellings supports the energy efficiency requirements of the Building Regulations. This includes the requirements for Low Specific Fan Power (SFP) for Air Handling Units and Heat Recovery efficiency.
Building Regulation Part FThis approved document deals with the requirements of fixed systems for mechanical ventilation including; types of ventilation, airbourne pollutants and ventilation applications for building types.
BB101Department for Education (DfE) guidance Build Bulletin (BB) on Building Regulations sets out minimum performance standards for ventilation, thermal comfort and IAQ.
BB93Department for Education (DfE) guidance Build Bulletin (BB) document describes importance of acoustics in schools.
BRC Food Safety Issue 8Guidance on IAQ standards for high risk and low risk areas – Refers to BS EN16798 and ISO 16890.
BESA SFG001Air filter selection to provide clean healthy indoor air quality for buildings – Refers to EN16798, ISO16890, ISO10121
BS EN 16798-3:2017Air Quality Standard - Sets exposure limits for outdoor air (ODA) and supply air (SUP).
BS EN ISO 16890:2016Particle filters performance testing for general ventilation.
BS EN ISO 10121-2:2013Molecular gas filters performance testing for general ventilation.
BS EN 15251:2007Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment for energy performance, indoor air quality, thermal performance, lighting and acoustics.
BS EN 1886:2009Specifies test methods, test requirements and classifications for air handling units.
BS EN 15251:2007Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment for energy performance, indoor air quality, thermal performance, lighting and acoustics.
BS EN 13053:2012Ventilation For Buildings - Air Handling Units: Rating And Performance For Units, Components and Sections.
BS EN ISO 14644-4:2001Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 4: Design, construction and start-up.
BS EN 1822:2009Testing and classification for HEPA filters.
BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009Fire Classification of Construction Products and Building elements.
ErP Lot 11 compliantEC fans, offering maximum energy efficiency and minimum energy consumption.
EH40/2005‘Workplace exposure limits’) for the control of exposure by inhalation of substances hazardous to health.
HSG258Controlling airborne contaminants at work: A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
DW/171The HVCA (Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association) guide to kitchen ventilation.
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