Schools fail indoor air quality tests

Earlier this month, Camfil’s Air Quality and Building Energy Expert, Peter Dyment presented at the Education Estates Conference at Manchester Central. Education Estates is a two-day exhibition and conference which brings together the education sector from primary schools to Universities as well as experts in design, construction, project management, engineering and energy efficiency to share best practice and learn from each other.

Peter’s presentation “Indoor Air Quality for School Buildings” discussed the importance of clean air in schools and demonstrated that clean indoor air quality improves learning.

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In London – breathing can kill you

4,300 people a year in London are dying prematurely as a result of air pollution.

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Diesel emissions take much of the blame for stubbornly high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in recent years. London suffers the biggest cluster of pollutant limit breaches in the UK and the UK is subject to infraction action by the European Commission that could result in fines in the hundreds of millions

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) launched a public consultation last week on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital by September 2020, to significantly improve air quality and in turn the health of Londoners.

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee will tomorrow assess the contribution of diesel emissions to London’s air pollution problems and explore the potential of modern engine technologies, as well as air quality regulations, to reduce these emissions. Continue reading

International museum association recognizes Camfil

Camfil was recently presented with the Diplomat Award by the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA) for “significantly advancing IAMFA’s mission to make exceptional contributions to the state of design, construction, operation and  maintenance of cultural facilities around the globe”.
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The award was given at the Annual IAMFA Conference, held this year in Scotland. It was presented to Dr Chris Ecob, Camfil’s Global Business Manager for Molecular Filtration, and signed by IAMFA board members from institutions in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Melbourne, Edinburgh, London and Chicago.
The conference is IAMFA’s platform for exchanging ideas about the latest technologies for cultural facilities. Camfil has supported the IAMFA as long – term sponsors since 2008 and
a number of IAMFA members have referenced Camfil for providing meaningful savings and quality products that contribute to their energy reduction targets and sustainability agenda.

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