How improving indoor air quality can protect health, improve productivity and save money

Why is improving Indoor air quality so important?

  1. Better IAQ increases productivity in offices by 10% thanks to higher air supply rate and appropriate filter maintenance.
  2. Polaroid managed to reduce sick leave by 35% and save 400$ per employee by upgrading buildings HVAC Systems, equalling close to 1,5Million $ total savings per year.
  3. According to an Australian study, improving IAQ reduces sick leave rate by 39% and costs by 44%.
  4. Better IAQ improves schoolchildren reading test results by 13%
  5. Improving by 1% productivity with better ventilation system can save between 20 to 60€/m2, with benefit to cost ratio of 9.4 (productivity/HVAC investment, Energy and maintenance cost). Payback time was less than 2 years.

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How to improve IAQ ?

1. Indoor pollutants source emission control

2. Appropriate ventilation system design and improvement

3. Air filter selection at air inlets according to EN13779

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Camfil Clean Air Solutions at the Energy & Environment Show 2014

Camfil will be exhibiting at the Energy & Environment Expo on 17th-19th June on Stand O1700 in the Energy Hall at ExCeL, London.

Products being showcased include:

Award Winning Hi-Flo M-Series – which incorporate high-lofted air-laid micro-fibre glass media to ensure reliable efficiency over the entire lifetime of the filters.

30/30 Panel Filter  - which has been setting the standard for G4 panels for a long time. The combination of the unique media, beverage board and pleating technology makes the 30/30 a low-energy product at the same time as it performs well in all situations

CamCleaner   - a range of patented air purifiers with the most efficient HEPA filters on the market. They are designed to work as a supplement to existing ventilation system and give reduced energy costs, more efficient production and a healthier work environment with less dust and fewer harmful particles

Compact Filters  - high efficiency filters which provide a range of benefits including improved indoor air quality, lower running costs for AC units and demonstrable energy savings.

We will also have an Air Handling Unit (AHU) demo machine on the stand to provide a real life demonstration of air filter performance and energy saving benefits is a good way of showcasing Camfil’s Low Energy Air Filters.

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Camfil receives UK Living Wage Employer Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we are one of the first organisations in the manufacturing sector to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK.

An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation. 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased consumer awareness of their organisation’s commitment to be an ethical employer. Continue reading