As a business Holborn Projects, works largely with close control air-conditioning and cooling for large data centres, where the maintenance of a predictable, cool temperature is all that matters. Draughts are largely irrelevant. However, when we work on commercial air conditioning systems, typically keeping office environments a bearable 15-16 degrees in summer, draughts can be…

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We didn’t make a big fuss when our new website went live and we filled it with lots of interesting relevant content, but thanks to Google, we recently received an enquiry from a someone that searched for ‘server room air conditioning’. Fortunately, it’s not just something we do, but something we do well and on…

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Whether its higher energy costs or increasing energy consumption driving the switch to well-designed airflow containment systems, a range of benefits over the open, more traditional data centre designs are on offer. Amongst the advantages offered by an effective airflow containment strategy, is that by preventing the hot air and cold air mixing the cooling…

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I recently had a long conversation on the phone with an angry and frustrated project manager working for a construction company. Not because of anything we’d done wrong, but in the hope we might be able to help. It turns out, one of our customers had recommended us to a construction company that needed immediate…

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A significant proportion of the work we undertake here at Holborn, is the design, installation and maintenance of precision air conditioning systems. These not only regulate humidity and temperature, down to the last tenth of a degree, but filter particulates out of the air too. Particulate matter in the air is receiving a lot of…

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As a business, I’m glad to report Holborn Projects is doing well, with plenty of work for our core skills of close-control air conditioning and our less well-known power upgrade work. As with many aspects of engineering, we spend a lot of time scoping, specifying, pricing and planning work, before we arrive on site with…

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In recent weeks, there’s been lots of focus in the news about tackling air quality issues, and what measures we must put into place to achieve clean air zones in certain parts of the UK. With new reports highlighting the need to reduce pollution levels, particularly in cities, the spotlight is on Diesel-powered vehicles and…

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In our last blog we looked at the law on temperatures for working environments, thermal comfort and the productivity boost offered by an office deemed comfortable for the majority of workers. Now we’ll look in more depth at a few ways the installation of a new heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system will benefit your employees and…

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The well-being of employees is becoming ever more important as organisations strive for productivity and efficiency improvements, without impacting the work-life balance. The office environment is receiving increasing attention, with care given to seating, lighting, opening hours, access to break-out areas, fruit, water and even happiness managers. But what about the temperature? While installing air…

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Although the British summer has been its usual unpredictable self, it appears we might be in for a sustained hot spell, with Mediterranean temperatures promised in the weeks ahead. It’s great for families on holiday or anyone with access to their own pool, but for workers across the country, it will probably create an uncomfortable office environment,…

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