Next round of 2012 CIBSE Accredited Webinars announced!

Camfil Farr 2012 Webinar Schedule

CAMFIL FARR TRAINING ACADEMY – WEBINAR PROGRAMME 2012

Camfil Farr has developed a wide range of live interactive Webinars that are CIBSE CPD accredited and last for an hour. These webinars are free to attend and will be available for viewing on-demand after the event with registration if you cannot attend.

The objective is to share Camfil Farr’s expertise on the best available technology for air filtration and the options for ensuring that indoor air quality (IAQ) and public health are not compromised. Another purpose is to encourage debates and build awareness of how low-energy air filtration solutions can play a key role in reducing the energy consumption of buildings while also improving IAQ and impacting both sustainability and human health positively.

Camfil Farr is a global manufacturer of air filtration equipment and associated services. Camfil’s challenge is to educate Property & Estates Managers and Energy Assessors about the substantial energy saving opportunities (25-50%) that can be made by replacing existing filter assets with low energy air filters. Air Filters consume about 30% of the energy used in such systems. A badly selected filter can cost over £500 per year.

Find out how you can minimise energy use, make energy savings and reduce carbon emissions from your buildings by registering for these useful Webinars.

The webinar programme is suitable for:

• Property & Estates Professionals
• Facilities Management & Maintenance Professionals
• Building Services Engineers
• Sustainability Professionals
• Energy Managers
• Low Carbon Consultants
• Energy Assessors
• Air Conditioning Inspectors

Camfil Farr Training Academy 2012 Q3 – Webinar Programme:

Fri 12th Oct 2012 at 11.00am – EN779:2012 ~ The New European Standard For Filters ~A Step Towards Better Indoor Environments!

This webinar introduces the new European standard for air filters (EN779:2012) Its purpose is to classify air filters based on their lowest filtration efficiency, also referred to as minimum efficiency (ME). The standard is an initiative that we welcome and a step towards better indoor environments.

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Indoor air quality and the effect on energy consumption health and productivity

We thought we would share our slideshare presentation on Indoor Air Quality and the effect on Energy Consumption Health and Productivity.  The presentation covers exposure to air pollution, the cost of air pollution on productivity in the workplace, how that projects itself indoors and the health impact on our lives.

 


Diesel exhaust causes cancer, says WHO, boosting need for effective air filters

Nearly a quarter of a century after deeming diesel exhaust “probably” carcinogenic, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that sufficient evidence now exists that it does indeed cause cancer in humans. The announcement — made by the IARC on June 13 — puts a spotlight on technologies and products that can safely remove dangerous diesel exhaust particles from the air. Chief among them: cutting-edge air filters that can keep indoor environments — where people spend up to 90 percent of their time — safe.

Indoor Air Quality - WHO Diesel engine exhaustThe IARC, part of the World Health Organization (WHO), based its conclusion on a review of a large study performed by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, two U.S. government agencies deeply involved in the fight against cancer. The announcement is significant, as position statements from the WHO and other influential health organisations often lead to new government policy and legislation, having a great impact on the lives of people around the world.

While much research still needs to be performed on the relationship between diesel exhaust and cancer, one thing is certain: proper air filtration, effective at keeping diesel exhaust particles out of the indoor air, is essential.

In recent years, great progress has been made in dramatically improving the efficiency and effectiveness of both residential and commercial air filters. While many businesses, homes, hospitals, manufacturers, and office buildings still use traditionally designed air filters — which can quickly degrade in use — those that have switched to more innovative designs have been able to see not only better air filtration, but at reduced energy, maintenance and replacement costs.

Indeed, air filters from Camfil Farr — the world’s leading provider of clean air solutions — have been shown to effectively and consistently remove and trap particles associated with diesel exhaust from the air, reducing human exposure. In side-by-side testing, the Camfil Farr filters, which use an innovative fine fibre media, have demonstrated that they can do a better job than traditionally designed filters in removing the particles — and do so for a longer period of time, with less energy needed to push the flow of air through the filter. This efficiency is maintained even when exposed to diesel. The result: people are protected — and that protection continues even as the air filters continue to operate over time.

Diesel exhaust may be dangerous, but with the right air filters, the risks can be reduced — and people kept safe.  When was the last time you checked the effectiveness of the air filters in your buildings?