Indoor Air Quality Campaign Update: Camfil supports Clean Air in London Manifesto

Clean Air in London, has published its manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections on 3 May 2012.  Titled ‘Manifesto for ‘clean air in London’’, the manifesto lists five themes, 12 key policy areas and 45 measures needing to taken by the Mayor and London Assembly over the next four years.

Photo: Summer Smog. Taken from the Green Group’s offices in City Hall on 12 April 2011

The manifesto lists out a five point plan for ‘clean air in London’

Five point plan for ‘clean air in London’

The Mayor must protect the health of Londoners and ensure full compliance with UK and European air quality laws throughout London (not least before fines become payable).

The Mayor must:

Lead the fight to improve London’s air by championing the tightening of health and legal protections, ensuring good governance and improving public understanding of poor air quality

Clean up London’s transport by reducing traffic emissions, cleaning up public transport, reducing emissions from non-road mobile machinery and supporting active travel

Build a low emission city by using planning powers and other opportunities to reduce emissions from buildings and improve indoor air quality

Protect the most vulnerable through a focus on children, the elderly, the poor and ethnic minorities

Ensure a legacy from the Olympic Games by delivering a low emission Olympics and more

The manifesto describes 45 measures in 12 key policy areas under these five themes and this article highlights the main points from the Manifesto.

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The air we breathe – Highlights from EurActiv Workshop

October 2011 – EurActiv Interviews: The air we breathe: from regulatory patchwork to coordinated EU action – EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop

EU policymakers have long focused on the quality of outdoor air, drawing up strategies and targets for reducing harmful emissions of pollutants from cars and heavy industries.

However, a recent EU-funded research project found that levels of many harmful air pollutants are greater indoors than outdoors. And while EU rules are patchy, Europeans have been growing into an increasingly sedentary people, spending on average 80% of their time indoors.

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Clean Air Roadshow hits London

Camfil Farr were at the Energy Solutions Expo at London Olympia on 11th /12th October. The Camfil Farr Indoor Air Quality Roadshow was outside the Entrance to Olympia for the duration of the show.

Camfil Farr UK - Indoor Air Quality Roadshow at London Olympia
Camfil Farr UK – Indoor Air Quality Roadshow at London Olympia

The Camfil Farr team were on hand to demonstrate to Property & Estates Managers, FM’s and Energy Assessors about the substantial energy saving opportunities (25-50%) that can be made by replacing existing filter assets with low energy air filters. Providing clean air demands energy. Clean Air also saves lives and money. We need air filters, but we also need to ensure they are sustainable and energy efficient.

We demonstrated how our award winning low energy air filters can help make significant energy savings in buildings.

Following a brief Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) movie, the Camfil Farr team informally demonstrated via live interactive lab stations;

  • Why high-quality air filters are required for good protection against outdoor pollutants
  • How we can save money by reducing energy consumption
  • Removal of damaging ozone gasses
  • Visual performance demonstrations
Camfil IAQ  - Indoor Air Quality Lab stations

Camfil IAQ - Indoor Air Quality Lab stations

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