Indoor Air Quality for Buildings for Health , Personal Comfort and Working Efficiency

Camfil UK recently exhibited at the Energy & Environment Expo at the ExCeL in London.

Energy and Environment Expo is an interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on energy solutions, procurement and sound environmental performance to deliver real business benefit. Acting as a forum for constructive and professional debate between suppliers and buyers, social scientists, economists, government and the energy and environment industries.

As well as exhibiting, Camfil’s Sales Manager, Paul Newton provided a thought provoking presentation on Indoor Air Quality for Buildings for Health , Personal Comfort and Working Efficiency in the Keynote Theatre.

To view the full presentation, click here

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Government issues UK Air Quality Statistics

An annual update on concentrations of major air pollutants in the UK has been published by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Air Quality Statistics

The publication summarises the concentrations of major air pollutants as measured by the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). This release covers annual average concentrations in the UK of:

  • particulates (PM10)
  • ozone (O3)

The release also covers the number of days when air pollution was ‘moderate or higher’ for any one of five pollutants listed below:

  • particulates (PM2.5)
  • nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • ozone (O3)
  • particulates (PM10)
  • sulphur dioxide (SO2)

For additional information on concentrations of air pollutants visit UK-AIR. Continue reading

Air quality inquiry launched as pollution continues to cause worry

Last week the House of Commons select committee launched an inquiry into UK air quality examining the latest evidence on health impacts in light of the UK smogs and the published data in April on increased mortality from air pollution from Public Health England.Air pollution

The Environmental Audit Committee issues call for evidence on progress towards tackling air quality in the UK and has issued a call for evidence and written to the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, seeking information on the UK’s progress on recommendations outlined in a 2011 report published by the committee. The Environmental Audit Committee wants to assess Action on Air Quality since it warned about the urgency of the problem in reports during 2010 and 2011.

The new inquiry will aim to identify the state of progress on the recommendations from its 2011 report on Air Quality which focused on a need for action in six areas:

  • the priority and targets on air quality in Defra’s planning
  • strategy and inter-departmental co-ordination, including on transport and planning matters,
  • support for local authorities in tackling air pollution, and how any European Commission fines might fall on them,
  • the implications of local authorities’ enhanced responsibilities for public health,
  • Low Emissions Zones and vehicle emissions limits, and 
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