Mitsubishi Electric has released an infographic on the importance of indoor air quality.
Mark Grayston, head of product marketing at Mitsubishi Electric said: “It’s hard to believe, but we spend a staggering 92% of our lives indoors. A large proportion of this time is spent in office buildings where the levels of pollutants can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. This is a damning indictment of the air we can be breathing at work, when so much emphasis has rightly been placed on outside air pollution in the UK’s cities in recent years – and yet indoor areas often aren’t held up to the same level of scrutiny and analysis.
The key to maintaining good indoor air quality is removing polluted air from a building and replacing it with fresh, filtered air. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) can transfer up to 80% of the energy from outgoing stale air to heat incoming fresh air, which means less energy is required to heat the building compared to non-heat recovering ventilation systems. When paired with building management systems, this can also be used to regulate air flow throughout an entire building.
As buildings and offices re-open following the pandemic, the host of benefits associated with improving indoor air quality, from better staff health and wellbeing, as well as improved efficiency, make prioritising it a move that businesses will profoundly gain from.”
There has been mixed reaction to the Government's long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy from heating industry bodies.
The Strategy has unveiled phased out dates for the installation of fossil fuel heating, increased funding support for households purchasing heat pumps, and the rebalancing of environmental levies on electricity.
Humidity control specialist, Condair, has appointed Ryan Mooney, as a humidifier service engineer based out of London.