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The dual benefit of energy-efficient air filtration: lower ventilation costs and higher indoor air quality in buildings

Camfil in the UN Global Compact International Yearbook The dual benefit of energy-efficient air filtration: lower ventilation costs and higher indoor air quality in buildings
The Camfil Group is one of the companies featured in the 2013 edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook, a publication showcasing examples of businesses that are applying the principles of the UN Global Compact and advancing corporate sustainability.

The new Yearbook covers key sustainability issues and Camfil’s achievements in air filtration are explained in the “Good Practices” section in “Buildings need effective air filters”, an article on the benefits of using energy-efficient air filters.

“Effective air filtration is one of the easiest, cheapest and most readily available clean technologies to decrease the energy consumption of building ventilation systems and increase indoor air quality. Our main message in the Yearbook is this: Camfil’s eco-designed air filters can make a difference for conserving energy, protecting health and supporting global efforts to fight against climate change,” says Myriam Tryjefaczka, Group Sustainability Manager for Camfil.

Cutting the power appetite of HVAC systems

Installing quality and industry-compliant filters with the lowest average air resistance, and the highest filtration efficiency, will reduce the huge power appetite of HVAC systems, which consume up to 30-40 per cent of all energy needed to operate a building. Quality filters also last longer and do not have to be changed as often, reducing waste.

“This adds up to a lower total cost of ownership. The bottom line is that good filters provide clean air with economic benefits, and the cleaner the air we breathe, the healthier we are,” comments Myriam Tryjefaczka.

Protecting people’s health against air pollution

Polluted outdoor air tends to penetrate the indoor environment through ventilation systems operating without effective filters, where it mixes with other indoor pollutants that may be present, such as radon, tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds, and biological pollutants. Indoor air can actually be more seriously polluted – up to 50 times more than outdoor pollution, involving greater health risks for occupants. Eco-efficient filters are therefore a win-win solution, providing the dual benefit of lower ventilation costs and higher IAQ.

Award-winning filters

Camfil has won numerous awards for its low-energy filters in Europe, such the Hi-Flo™ XL series, and the energy-saving Hi-Flo™ ES and Durafil™ ES in North America.

“These filters are helping customers meet government requirements for energy efficiency and greener buildings, as measured and documented in many installation cases,” ends Myriam Tryjefaczka.

For further information contact:

Myriam Tryjefaczka, Sustainability Manager for the Camfil Group

Email: myriam.tryjefaczka@camfil.fr
phone:  +33 3 44 29 33 40.

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