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5 facts about indoor air quality

By Torbjörn Bruzelius, October 21 2015

5 facts about indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is getting a lot of attention these days and most of us would agree that the air we breathe is important. But have you ever thought about why it is important? Here are 5 facts about indoor air quality that explains why it is important with a good indoor climate.

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Topics: Indoor Climate

Five global trends that impact the future of construction

By Anders Berg, October 13 2015

5 trends affecting the future of construction

The pressure from globalisation is getting stronger worldwide and its impact being felt in virtually all areas. Having an understanding of how various global trends are affecting the business is crucial in determining how companies can strengthen their position in a competitive market. Rapid population growth and urbanisation, the demand for increasingly high energy efficiency, and technologies for intelligent buildings and materials offer challenges as well as opportunities. Below I have listed five global trends that impact the future of construction.

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Topics: The Lindab World

Three key findings from the 2015 AIVC Conference

By Lars-Åke Mattsson, September 29 2015

Last week I attended the 36th AIVC Conference in Madrid. The conference is an initiative from the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, TightVent Europe, Venticool and the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science. During two days scientists, researchers and professionals within ventilation, construction and energy efficiency meet to share knowledge and experience about how to best walk the tightrope between energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

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Topics: Sustainability, Indoor Climate

Keeping it tight – the importance of air tight ducts in ventilation systems

By Torbjörn Bruzelius, September 25 2015

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The indoor climate effects your health and your productivity as we have covered in another blog post. But did you know that it also effects your economy? How is that, you might wonder. There are a number of ways that it effects your economy such as installation costs, but in this post we will focus on something that we at Lindab put a lot of effort into – air tightness.

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Topics: Sustainability, Indoor Climate

Why choose steel over wood in construction

By Johan Andersson, September 18 2015

steel-construction-lindabVery often I get the question why you should choose steel and not timber or concrete in construction? Is there an exact answer to this? Of course, working in the steel industry makes your opinion a little coloured by your day-to-day work, but anyway – read on and try to figure out if I am right or wrong.

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Topics: Building Products

Is shaving cream the answer on how to get a fog free mirror?

By Johan Fredriksson, September 02 2015

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Recently one of my best friends asked me “Johan, how can I avoid a foggy mirror after showering, we are so tired of wiping it free from fog or waiting for it to clear up!” My friend and I started googling and stumbled across a number of hacks for keeping your bathroom mirror fog free after you have taken a shower.

The tips that we found ranged from putting shaving cream, vinegar, car wax and other things on your mirror, to installing a heating coil on the back of your mirror or simply using a blow dryer to clear up your mirror from fog.

While all these hacks might help you get a clear mirror, you may have bigger problems. However I tried to find a “quick fix” for my friend we had to realise that his foggy mirror is a clear sign that the ventilation in his bathroom isn’t up to standards.

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Topics: Indoor Climate

How indoor air quality impacts your productivity

By Niels Christensen, August 24 2015

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It is a fact that indoor air quality impacts your health and your ability to perform on your highest level. I.e. it affects your overall productivity. Does that sounds like an obvious statement?

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Topics: Indoor Climate

How to tackle growing urbanisation

By Johan Andersson, May 05 2015

Living on top of the world. Houses on rooftops.According to the 2014 revision of the UN report World Urbanization Prospects, the amount of people living in urban areas will increase from 54 per cent today to 66 per cent by 2050. By 2045 the world’s urban population is  expected to exceed six billion. This will no doubt create new challenges on housing, infrastructure, public transportation, energy and many other areas.
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Topics: Sustainability

Five reasons to choose steel for your guttering

By Ioan Farcas, January 21 2015

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We often get questions about comparisons of different materials. Very frequently the choice is between steel versus plastic or aluminium. Our choice at Lindab is, and has always been, steel. In this blog post I will give you a few of the reasons to choose steel for your rainwater system rather than PVC or aluminium.

Most of these arguments go for all steel systems, but we think that we add even more to this fantastic material. We have been processing steel for more than 50 years and we buy over 200 000 tonnes of steel every year, so we feel that we know what we are doing. We also put our products through rigorous testing. Something you can read more about in one of our previous posts.

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Topics: Product development, Building Products

Why do we need good ventilation?

By Johan Fredriksson, October 27 2014

Why good ventilationFresh air is one of the most important preconditions for life itself. However, all air contains pollutants, to different degrees, depending on time and place. Much is done to lower the emissions that make our outdoor air poor. Very little, however, is done to improve indoor air quality. This in spite of the fact that people in many parts of the world spend almost all their time inside. In Northern Europe, people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors.
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Topics: Indoor Climate

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