A breakdown of the number of deaths linked to air pollution across the different local authorities in the United Kingdom has been estimated in a new report.
Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health, has issued estimates of the number of people that die in different regions due to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution. It is the very first time that these estimates have been released and they are attributed to different local authority areas.
The report looks at the average concentrations of PM2.5 pollution – particulate matter that measures less than 2.5 micrometres – across different areas throughout a year. The figures released by the PHE build upon previous estimates that were calculated for the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The previous figures looked at the percentage of deaths within local authorities that could be attributed to long-term air pollution exposure. Continue reading
City centre air quality is typically above WHO annual warning levels for PM2.5 and NO2. The opportunity for improvement is great.
If your building has mechanical ventilation, ask if it uses regularly maintained, low energy, air filters complying fully with British and European standard BS:EN 13779.
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We have published an informative White Paper highlighting the opportunities that arise from choosing effective air filtration systems within non-domestic buildings. To find out how the indoor air quality within your organisation can be improved whilst delivering significant energy savings, download the White Paper here.
Many multi-site organisations and Estates Departments at larger organisations are committed to developing and implementing energy plans, involving strategy and policy on energy and sustainability. One of the main aims of these plans is to strive to balance the key principles, those of sustainability, financial viability, environmental enhancement and social responsibility.
We can demonstrate through a number of high profile installations, how air filters directly influence energy consumption within air handling units that heat, cool and clean the air of approximately 200,000 air conditioned buildings in the UK.
The White Paper, called ‘Quick wins for energy savings in buildings: Choosing low energy air filters for both optimised energy performance and indoor air quality’ addresses the challenge that all industry sectors are facing when it comes to the energy efficiency of their building stock.
The Federation of European Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Associations have estimated that within the EU alone there is a potential annual saving of 5TWh available by switching to Low Energy Air Filters. This would equate up to £500 million energy saving in the UK.