Tag : IAQ
Rosa Kissi-Debrah, whose nine-year-old daughter Ella died in 2013 after an asthma attack linked to air pollution, is to call for action on IAQ at the upcoming BESA annual conference.
A study funded by the Mayor of London’s Office has revealed that children travelling to primary schools across the capital are five times more exposed to air pollution than at any other time of the day.
Industry experts have warned that air quality provisions outlined in Part F of the Building Regulations are flawed and require urgent revisions alongside existing ventilation requirements to address health concerns.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has urged government to published air quality legislation as soon as possible to address health concerns about the impacts of pollutants on indoor environments.
BESA has established a special working group focused on understanding health and wellbeing in buildings to help implement a new British standard on quantifying the impacts of conditions such as air quality in the built environment.
September’s H&V News is somewhat Brexit heavy regarding news. This is perhaps understandable with the ongoing political row over how to proceed with leaving the EU, not to mention a further lack of certainty for a heating industry already facing sweeping challenges to its practices and finances.
With an entirely new Cabinet now leading the government under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson, the HVAC sector is hoping that some answers may be near with regard to addressing the challenge of decarbonisation and better building safety.
New research from several UK households into Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has warned of the potential dangers of inadequate ventilation in properties after everyday tasks such as cleaning or cooking.
Research commissioned by environmental solutions company Veolia has found that nearly three quarters of the public either claim not to know “much”, or anything at all about indoor air quality. But at the same time, the YouGov poll of 2025 respondents found that a similar percentage want the government to develop IAQ guidelines for all public buildings.