How to improve your indoor air quality – Understand IAQ standard EN13779

Buildings may have mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and/or air filtration or none of these and few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN:13779.

A report by Campaign for Clean Air in London (CAL) highlighted the lack of understanding among senior managers and others that few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN: 13779.  

In London for example many Local Authorities do not know if their buildings comply and many Local Authorities do not know about compliance in their schools and that significant opportunity exists to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy costs.

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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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Understanding EN13779 and how to improve your indoor air quality – Presentation

A recent report by Campaign for Clean Air in London (CAL) highlighted the lack of understanding among senior managers and others that few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN: 13779.  Buildings may have mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and/or air filtration or none of these and few buildings comply with indoor air quality standard EN:13779.


In London for example many Local Authorities do not know if their buildings comply and many Local Authorities do not know about compliance in their schools and that significant opportunity exists to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy costs.

So what can I do?

Ask Camfil Farr for an ‘Opportunity Assessment’ this will help you:

  • Understand the system condition of your Air Handling Unit (AHU)
  • Request a report at no cost that proposes an itemised solution
  • Choose the best solution using low energy air filters
  • Give your existing AHU plant a new and efficient lease of life
  • Reduce running costs and get peace of mind

Follow this simple checklist:

  • Use easy access mountings and ensure seals are effective
  • Use low energy glass fibre bag filters, with high surface area, rather than synthetic or ultraviolet type filters to extend life and reduce energy cost
  • Use carbon filters to reduce gaseous pollutants
  • Consider upgrading fans as current ones may be energy inefficient
  • Clean cooling coils and heat exchangers
  • Clean air handling units and duct systems
  • Use pressure gauges to monitor on-going filter efficiency
  • Regularly maintain the system and establish operating practices

 Finally you should ask Camfil Farr to certify your building as complying with EN 13779.

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