Air Quality News

  • Camfils PM1 Tracker makes poor air quality visible

    Camfil, a global leader of the air filter industry, has lead the way for the last fifty years, striving to tackle air pollution and improve Indoor Air Quality in the quest to make clean air a human right. How Clean is your indoor environment?  What levels of PM1 particles are in the air?  Unlike dirty water, air pollution is not visible to the naked eye and therefore we are often ...

  • Air Quality Monitoring contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK

    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year. Cities around the world are committed to improving air quality by drastically reducing the main contributor: road traffic. In most of the cases, drastic measures are being taken by capitals like London, Paris or Madrid forbidding private cars usage on given days or during ...

  • New award for best air quality monitoring site

    A new award has been created to highlight the importance of air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs), by recognising those that create and maintain the best sites. A network of AQMSs  spans the UK, providing data on the air that citizens breathe. These stations provide vitally important data to: track long term trends in air quality; inform national strategy and decision making on ...

  • CERC workshop: Reviewing Air Quality Modelling Assessments for Planning

    In February, CERC held a workshop in Cambridge, UK, attended by over thirty delegates from local authorities and consultancies. The workshop comprised presentations from CERC consultancy staff and external speakers, as well as breakout discussion sessions. Subjects presented during the day included: ...

  • New York Office Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Millions of people work in office buildings in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Over the past decade, a growing number of workers and many of their employers have increasingly recognized the importance of a healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environment.  This awareness has created a growing demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the office ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Quantifying air quality in Cambridge by combining sensors with computer modelling

    CERC have been collaborating on a project to study ambient air quality across Cambridge using a large number of sensor nodes and computer modelling. 20 AQMesh sensor pods have been placed at key points around Cambridge (see top picture), measuring air quality in near real time. Comparisons against a reference instrument give very encouraging results, as shown in a ...

  • Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

    Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible. Whilst cheap sensors may offer easily integrated readings, they offer poor value for money if the information they produce cannot be trusted by the public, smart city project managers and stakeholders. The search ...


    By AQMesh

  • London on alert over toxic smog warning

    LONDON was put on alert for a public health emergency today over toxic air pollution.  Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said air pollution could rise to ‘moderate’ in more than half of the capital’s 32 boroughs as he issued the warnings for the next three days.  Central London will be worst hit, with the warnings rising to ‘high’ in Westminster and the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Gatwick’s carbon neutral commitment excludes 99% of emissions

    Gatwick Airport announced today its participation in a global renewable electricity alliance designed to generate increased demand for renewable electricity, alongside plans to become ‘carbon neutral’ by the spring. Gatwick will be the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • New York Employers Take Note of Study Linking Indoor Air Quality to Worker Performance

    Several years back, Environmental Health Perspectives published a paper about a study that examined the cognitive function of workers in conventional and green office environments.  The study garnered the attention of business leaders, human resources professionals, and occupational health professionals from across the country. Two dozen participants were ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Register for Workshop Reviewing Air Quality Modelling Assessments for Planning, 8 February 2017 Cambridge

    On Wednesday 8th February 2017 10:00 to 16:30 at the Pitt Building, Cambridge, CERC are holding a one-day workshop reviewing air quality modelling assessments specifically for planning applications. Registration fee: £250 + VAT This workshop is designed for local authorities and anyone involved in reviewing air quality modelling specifically for planning applications. It will consider ...

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • Ice Arenas and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that workers and visitors to ice arenas may encounter.  “In the United States and Canada, there are approximately 5,000 indoor ice arenas that employee tens of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Enerbee Brings Unprecedented Intelligence to Indoor Air Quality With Innovative Smart Vent

    Enerbee, a French start-up company supplying an innovative motion-based energy generating technology, will demonstrate Smart Vent, its new product that transforms the way indoor air quality is monitored and air distribution is controlled for HVAC applications, at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 5-8th , 2017. According ...


    By EnerBee

  • Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the winter season, how it can impact people’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and tips for a healthier home or office.  “During the winter months, when doors and windows are kept tightly shut, IAQ issues and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air Quality Monitoring Systems Audit Service

    WKC  proudly announces our new Air Quality Monitoring Systems Audit service WKC are proud to announce our new Air Quality Monitoring Systems Audit service. The auditing of air quality monitoring systems is a natural progression to other air quality modelling and impact assessment related services that WKC ...


    By WKC Group

  • Workshop reviewing air quality modelling assessments for planning

    On Wednesday 8th February 2017 10:00 to 16:30 at the Pitt Building, Cambridge, CERC are holding a one-day workshop reviewing air quality modelling assessments specifically for planning applications. Early-bird registration fee until 16th December: £200, thereafter registration fee £250. This workshop is designed for local authorities and anyone involved in reviewing air quality ...

  • Monitoring Ambient Air Quality in Karlstad

    Since the 1st of June, 2016, OPSIS is monitoring the ambient air quality in Karlstad municipality, in Sweden.  The OPSIS system is located in the centre of the city of Karlstad, monitoring the levels of NO2 and PM10. The results can be viewed in near-real-time at www.karlstadluft.se (in ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Work to support the Riga Air Quality Plan, Latvia

    The CERC consultancy team provided detailed technical support and expert advice to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Environment (ELLE) in preparing an Air Quality Plan for Riga City Council. ELLE compiled a comprehensive emissions inventory using ...

  • The 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC successfully launched

    Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC today at Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event constitutes a platform for the regulators, industry stakeholders, air monitoring and noise control equipment and solution providers. ...

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