Clean Air Roadshow back in London to raise awareness of the health effects of #AirPollution

We are bring our Clean Air Roadshow back to London in June to highlight the issues surrounding air pollution and the link between outdoor air and indoor air quality.

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The Camfil Clean Air Roadshow will be at the;

Facilities Show at London Excel on 21-23rd June 2016 on Stand U1500

The Camfil team will be on hand to demonstrate to Property & Estates Managers, FM’s and Health & Safety professionals how their award winning low energy HVAC air filters can save lives and money. Camfil will be demonstrating their patented air cleaners and air purifiers which are equipped with the most efficient Absolute™ HEPA filter. The units complement existing ventilation systems to provide a healthier working environment with less dust and fewer harmful particles. The team will highlight;

  1. Why high-quality air filters and air purifiers are required for good protection against outdoor pollutants e.g. PM 1, PM 2.5, PM10 and NO2
  2. How we can save money by significantly reducing energy consumption
  3. Visual performance demonstrations of Camcleaner City Air Purifiers
  4. Live Roadshow MeasurementsAir quality varies daily and by location. Camfil have placed three air quality monitoring stations in different city locations around the world that continuously report real-time air quality back to the trailer. These values will be compared to local conditions, inside and outside the trailer.

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B&ES Indoor Air Quality Group Meeting – RIBA London

The Building and Environmental Services Association Indoor Air Quality group was called to address increasing concern in the health implications of being exposed to poor indoor air quality. Representatives from the air movement industry, CIBSE, B&ES attended with BSRIA and other members of the academic community are expected to participate in this group.Air Quality

The meeting reflected the concern on indoor exposure to air pollution recently expressed by Joan Walley MP: Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee who said:

“We know that there are risks of exposure to poor air quality, to nitrogen dioxide and to particulates. These pollutants are having a large effect on children’s health and if you look at the long term, if you look at this as a whole, then you have to start to question the cost of not taking preventative measures of these kinds.”

She also said:

“There is a public health crisis in terms of poor air quality. There are nearly as many deaths now caused by air pollution as there are from smoking, so the main thing is we stop a new generation of children being exposed.”

She added that “well over a thousand” schools were already near major roads and that it “made sound economic sense” to filter the air coming into the buildings.


Joan Walley ‘Action on Air pollution’

This is the first time officially that a firm government link has been made between poor indoor air quality and high levels of traffic air pollution.

Schools and Hospitals were identified as being of high importance and a priority for action to provide an effective haven against daily exposure to traffic air pollution.

A presentation was made by Peter Dyment of Camfil to the group to emphasize how extreme the air pollution is in London and how high the concentrations of traffic pollution can be present without people being aware or making the link to their own health risk.

On a bad air pollution day in central London, even well specified and well maintained air filters in building air systems will struggle to clean the air sufficiently to make it healthy for people to breathe.

In these situations a range of actions could be recommended that could include improving the effectiveness of existing filter systems or the additional use of standalone air purifiers.

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Camfil recognised by Johnson Controls for a Supplier Leadership Award

Camfil is amongst global suppliers who were recognized for excellence in leadership by Johnson Controls at the 2014 Supplier Excellence Awards.

JOHNSONEarlier this month, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, suppliers to Johnson Controls were recognized for their commitment to quality, delivery of service, cost savings and leadership in their fields.

Eleven suppliers were judged to be the best of the best for their services, products and leadership in helping Johnson Controls exceed its customers’ increasing expectations.

Alex Molinaroli, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls, said:

Partnerships with our suppliers are critical for the long-term growth and success of Johnson Controls and these companies deliver day in and day out on their commitments to support our strategy to be a market leader in the industries we serve.”

The Supplier Leadership Award, honoured suppliers for their contributions in the areas of Johnson Control’s values and objectives including innovation, sustainability, continuous improvement, global growth, customer satisfaction, shareholder value and quality. The recipients of the award were: Continue reading