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Thursday 25th January

How do we ventilate our education buildings effectively against pollution?

According to a report issued by Aether for the FIA Foundation, "One in five of London's state schools is in an area of poor air quality". The report also shows the "combination of health factors facing children in the most polluted London schools, including social deprivation, obesity and lower levels of activity - a combination which is putting them at risk of major life-long health issues".
With the imminent updated publication of Building Bulletin 101 on Ventilation for School Buildings, come and join our expert panel for the first ECN breakfast of 2018 as we discuss:
  • What is the extent of the problem?
  • Are naturally ventilated buildings more of a problem?
  • What are the stipulations within the new BB101 likely to be?
  • What are the solutions for new buildings?
  • What are the solutions for existing buildings?


Gary Morgan 
Gary is a director at Eco-Airvent who is passionate about manufacturing industry leading energy efficient ventilation products in the UK. With over 30 years building services experience, having held various senior posts with several major ventilation manufacturers, Gary founded the company Eco-Acoustics in 2011, now known as Eco-Airvent. Gary currently sits on the advisory panel to the EFA regarding new BB101 legislation.
Gary has had design input, manufactured and suppled various natural and mechanical ventilation equipment for several primary/secondary schools and universities including Aston University, Moorgate School, Emmbrook School, Dulwich Wood School, West London University, Donhead School, All Saints School, Whitehall School, and Paxton School.
Andrew Sturt
Silcock Dawson

Andrew is an Associate with Silcock Dawson & Partners, joining the practice in 2001.  He has experience of working with and leading Design Teams to develop creative solutions to suit site-specific issues.


Andrew is a leading exponent of Thermal Dynamic Modelling and has significant experience in attaining regulatory compliance and developing Sustainable Energy Strategies.


Andrew has undertaken the design of numerous new build and refurbishment Education projects.

Chris Churchman
Churchman Landscape Architects Ltd
Chris Churchman is the founding director of Churchman Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Landscape Institute. Since establishing his practice in 1993 Chris has explored the boundaries between natural sciences and the art of design, sustainability and green issues underpinning the company’s  creative endeavours. The practice’s work in Higher Education, specifically at the University of Warwick since 2003  and more recently the University of Birmingham, has provided fertile ground for testing new design strategies. Current involvement with the Green Heart project at Birmingham has allowed Churchman to engage with the academics and researchers, specifically, the Birmingham Institute for Forestry Research who have for some years assessed the ability of trees and green infrastructure to mitigate poor air quality in our cities. Through this association, Chris has been able to develop a critical awareness of the benefits and limitations of urban greening.   


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