Breathing Buildings MD Dr Shaun Fitzgerald this week told MPs and Peers about his pioneering business enabling natural ventilation in buildings. Speaking at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual Parliamentary Links Day in Portcullis House, Westminster, he outlined how his company is applying its patented “e-stack” technology, which uses the principles of natural mixing ventilation in winter and natural upward displacement ventilation in the summer.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Parliamentary Links Day, this year on the theme of ‘Global Challenges: solutions from science,’ brings together MPs and Peers interested in science and engineering and is supported by many organisations in engineering and science.

Dr Fitzgerald was representing the Royal Academy of Engineering at the event, after the Academy awarded him a Silver Medal earlier this month for his outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering, resulting in marketplace success.

Following the event Dr Fitzgerald said: “It was a privilege to speak to MPs on behalf of the Royal Academy of Engineering to explain how important it is that academics and leading industrialist engineers spend time with the next generation to explain the global challenges we face. We want to inspire them to tackle these challenges by sharing the excitement of doing so and instil in them a belief that they can.”

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

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