Breathing Buildings provides low energy ventilation systems, using the principles of natural mixing ventilation in winter and natural upward displacement ventilation in the summer.
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Breathing Buildings was formed as a spin out company from the University of Cambridge in 2006, following the discovery and development of the proprietary low energy e-stack mixing ventilation system as part of a major research programme at the BP Institute, through the Cambridge-MIT Institute, with funding from BP plc. The technology was filed for patent by the University of Cambridge, and Breathing Buildings has exclusive rights to the technology.
Breathing Buildings was set up to develop and commercialise this low energy ventilation system. During 2006-07 prototypes of the system were developed and tested in the Breathing Buildings laboratories, with a team of highly qualified ventilation experts. The value and potential of the innovation has been recognised by several awards for innovation. Furthermore, since 2007 the e-stack ventilation system has been made available to the industry with considerable success, as recognised by the award of the 2008 Most Enterprising New Market Entrant of the Year at the Euromoney and Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards.
The e-stack natural ventilation system uses technology filed for patent by the University of Cambridge which is designed to ensure a minimum rate of air change between a building and the exterior in Winter to comply with Part F of the building regulations, whilst minimizing the heating energy required.
Professor Cam Middleton from the University of Cambridge and Breathing Buildings is arranging an industry-academia research event on Building the World of Tomorrow.
27 May 2015Read in full
Breathing Buildings sponsored the prizes at an Engineers' evening at Girton College on Friday 16 January. The engineering students got together to learn about some of the exciting and challenging fourth year undergraduates research projects being undertaken
29 January 2015Read in full
Breathing Buildings is delighted to announce that its CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng has been appointed a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Sustainable Buildings at the University of Cambridge, from 1 January 2015.
8 January 2015Read in full
Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 'VC Backed Business of the Year Award' 2014.
30 June 2014Read in full
Managing Director Dr Shaun Fitzgerald will be joining a panel of experts to discuss mixing ventilation this afternoon in an online webinar.
13 February 2014Read in full
Breathing Buildings has excellent links with young engineering students around the country, including taking Year in Industry students and summer placements.
30 January 2014Read in full
Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that it's been shortlisted for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2014.
4 November 2013Read in full