Tag : IAQ
A new Environment Bill proposed by the government should be used to introduce strong, legally binding targets for improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), BESA has said.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from heating, furnishings, building materials and damp are up to seven times higher indoors than out, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The Welsh Government is consulting on proposals to ensure every new home across the nation can be heated via clean energy sources from 2025 onwards.
Clean air campaigner Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah, who is the UK’s first World Health Organisation advocate for air quality and health, has joined BESA’s group for Health and Wellbeing in Buildings. The group is looking to turn buildings into safe havens from air pollution.
Any new government must play a role to revise proposals in the draft Environment Bill that would enshrine indoor air quality standards into legislation, industry experts and campaigners have demanded.
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.