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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From the Archives – Indoor air quality and the effect on health and productivity [SLIDESHARE]

We are featuring the best of our most popular content from the archives. Please share and comment! We would appreciate your feedback. This Presentation is on the subject of Indoor Air Quality and the effect on Energy Consumption Health and Productivity. The presentation covers exposure to air pollution, the cost of air pollution on productivity in the workplace, how that projects itself indoors and the health impact on our lives.

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Services sector – internal work environment – Interior motives

This article first appeared in the January 2013 issue of The Safety & Health Practitioner – www.shponline.co.uk

London Smog Clean Air London As a consequence of the many sources of pollution in buildings, air quality indoors can often be worse than outdoors, says Simon Birkett, who considers the evidence, the impact of poor air quality on workers and visitors, and what can be done to address the problem.

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