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Indoor Air Quality in EU Building Law

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The European Commission recently proposed a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). For the first time they have included indoor air quality considerations. It is thought this is as a result of recent campaigns and pushes by energy activists.

This means that European Countries will be required to take indoor air quality into consideration when carrying out building and renovation works.

The effect that poor indoor air quality has on occupant health has been hugely publicised recently, and awareness is increasing.

The proposed revision of the EPBD says “improvements to the indoor climate will significantly reduce mortality, morbidity and health care costs”. This statement is supported by recently published research that states that “people living in unhealthy buildings are also 40% more likely to suffer from asthma”.

As Indoor Air Quality specialists, we understand the importance of thermal comfort and a healthy indoor environment.  It is vital to consider the impact of poor air quality in both residential and commercial applications.

To find out more about improving indoor air quality or to discuss any heating & ventilation requirements you have on an upcoming project, call one of our dedicated advisers today: 01268 544 530 / 0800 731 6352
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