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Defeating Spring Allergies: Why Workplace Air Purification is Important

Dr Salomé Giao, Lead Scientist at Dyson for Business, says although conversations around air pollution and its health risks have been commonplace for years, indoor air quality deserves more attention. Conversations around air pollution and the dangers and health risks attributed to it have been commonplace for several years now, with There are many regulations…


IAQ Impacting Employee Wellbeing

An independent survey of 2,500 employees in buildings with more than 500 employees sponsored by Honeywell in Germany, India, the UK, the U.S.A., and the Middle East, finds a majority want employers to implement better indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduce their building’s carbon footprints.  Ninety-four per cent of the sample for the Healthy Buildings…


UKAS Accredits Spie Legionella Risk Management Systems

SPIE UK is the first facility services provider to secure ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation from The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its management of Legionella risks. UKAS is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. SPIE UK’s successful accreditation under…


The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presents difficulties for facility managers, and the measures his company is taking to preventing sick building syndrome (SBS) in client locations. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted life around the world, and most profoundly, our interactions outside…

FM Magazine

Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a political narrative as the health and wellbeing of building users is imperative. The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. In the United Kingdom, a new clean air law will be serve as a fitting…


Why Clean Air Day Ought to be Every Day

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Clean Air Day 2022 is more than just a timely reminder for businesses and government to implement measures to safeguard the health of building users.  Clean Air Day is a critical reminder for businesses and governments to show demonstrable action to keep people healthy. Air pollution…


NEPC Urges Mandatory Building Upgrades to Support Healthier Indoor Environments

A new report released by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) calls on the UK government to seize the post-pandemic opportunity to mandate long-term improvements to infection control in commercial, public and residential buildings to reduce transmission of future waves of COVID-19, new pandemics, seasonal influenza and other infectious diseases. In the event of another severe…


Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

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