Boris Launches Air Quality Campaign | Breathe Better Together
London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a capital-wide campaign to boost air quality awareness in the city in a bid to reduce exposure to pollution. ‘Breathe Better Together’ aims to encourage Londoners to help improve the quality of the air we breathe by making small, positive changes to lifestyle, such as walking or cycling to work.
The campaign, which is to be rolled out over the coming months, will include information posters on London transport and radio adverts, as well as involving schools and businesses in air pollution seminars. Londoners can also sign-up to free email and airTEXT which will give advice on air pollution, tips to minimise exposure and using less polluted routes.
Breathe Better Together has come about following research that has shown poor air quality stunts the growth of children’s lungs and the public’s health in general. Public Health England (PHE) regional director, Dr Yvonne Doyle, explained: “Air quality plays a vital role in the health and well-being of Londoners. The major effect of long-term exposure to air pollution includes deaths from cardio respiratory disease, along with other factors, such as smoking and lack of physical activity.”
Clean air, inside!
We fully support the campaign – clean air is our business. By installing ECEX Air Intake Screens, London-based organisations (and indeed every organisation across the UK!) can at least keep the air quality inside their buildings in top condition. Fitted externally to chillers, dry air coolers, AHUs, cooling towers or air conditioning units, ECEX Air Intake Screens can have an instant positive impact on the indoor air quality by preventing airborne debris from clogging filters, for example, maintaining the appropriate movement of air.
The benefits are three-fold: better air quality, reduced impact on machinery and saving money! With spring around the corner, now is a great time to be considering protecting filters from pollen and maintaining maximum efficiency at all times.
We recently ran field trials on the Air Handling Units (AHUs) of London building, Westminster City Hall, where ECEX Air Intake Screens proved to keep air clean while reducing carbon and energy wastage, and therefore cutting costs:
- Energy saving – 4.9 per cent reduction in power consumed
- CO2 emissions – savings of 296.33kg, the two trial AHUs clocked up savings of 438Kg
- ECEX Air Intake Screens payback – 13 months on energy alone
- Maintenance reduction – filter need replacing less often, further reducing costs and potentially pushing the ROI of ECEX Air Intake Screen installation to less than four months!
Amey’s site M&E Manager noted: “Following the installation of the Air Intake Screens, we will achieve CO2 emission savings from just these two AHU’s of over 5,000Kg per annum, equivalent to taking one car off the road for a whole year!”
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