In 2012, the international Camfil Group made further progress toward its goal to become the most eco-efficient clean air solutions company in the market. This is indicated by the latest data and information in the company’s new Sustainability Report, released on Camfil’s website today.
Download Camfil’s latest Sustainability Report here
“Camfil was the first air filter manufacturer to launch a sustainability programme and we have been working hard to meet our objectives. After measuring our performance for five years, we can see how our global organization is making Camfil as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible by saving energy, conserving resources and increasing the eco-efficiency of production processes,” says Alan O’Connell, CEO of the Camfil Group.
Filters for high IAQ and low energy consumption
Camfil reports its sustainability progress in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The latest data show that Camfil’s most energy-efficient filter solutions for comfort ventilation systems accounted for 67% of global sales in Filters, Camfil’s largest business unit.
Since 2007, 21% of Camfil’s filter sales volumes for comfort ventilation have been converted into energy-efficient filters that clean air effectively and protect occupants from outdoor and indoor air pollutants in public and commercial buildings. In addition to improving indoor air quality (IAQ), these low-energy filters enable building owners to reduce the power consumption of their ventilation systems and shrink their carbon footprint. Continue reading
Sustainable Development Manager at Camfil, Myriam Tryjefaczka, participated in the Indoor Air Quality “There is only one air: better indoor air for better health” session at Green Week, where she called upon the EU policymakers to step up and harmonise legislation on Indoor Air Quality across Europe.
This year’s Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy, was dedicated to Air Quality, as 2013 has been designated European Year of Air. A comprehensive review of EU air policy is scheduled to take place in fall 2013.
In her presentation, Ms Tryjefaczka referred to the tangible benefits of tackling indoor air pollution in terms of health, productivity and energy efficiency given that the indoor environment, where Europeans spend 90% of their time, can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoors. She also pointed out that ventilation systems, with adequate design and maintenance, can reduce people exposure to indoor air pollution.
Ms Tryjefaczka stressed that:
“2013 is the EU Year or Air and therefore an opportunity to create a better environment for EU citizens, not only outdoors, but also indoors”. Continue reading
DB Schenker AB’s parcel centre in Stockholm is the hub of the company’s North European logistics operations.
This is where parcels from Central and Northern Europe come together to be sorted by destination and dispatched. The heart of the centre is the 7,500 m2 hall, where all parcels and packages are conveyed along “scan belts” before they are loaded into containers, or onto pallets, for transportation.
At the parcel centre, packages move automatically along conveyor belts as if guided by an invisible hand. They are scanned by special sensors at parcel machines and sorted by destination. The sensors have to be completely reliable for this system to work properly.
High levels of dust in the hall can lead to problems with the sensors in the parcel machines, resulting in increased error rates and even equipment breakdown. The conventional air purifiers deployed up to now have not been a success, even after undergoing improvements. It has not always been possible to guarantee fully functional and speedy sorting of packages.
This has resulted in increased costs related to downtime and extra labour.
The solution and its implementation: