The air that our children breathe... safe is it?


BB101: Ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality (2018) requires air to be filtered in schools, “London and major UK cities now require measures to tackle the problem of exposure of staff and students to frequent high air pollution while working and studying inside school buildings…Designers of ventilation systems for schools in areas of high pollution may therefore need to incorporate air filtration in such locations.” (pg. 107)

The Clean Air Strategy 2019 sets out targets for reducing pollution levels throughout the UK, to help safeguard the future health of our children.

"Air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, and the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity."

Clean Air Strategy 2019

Despite BB101 accepting unfiltered solutions in many instances, we can no longer ignore the threat of pollution. AirMasters are designed to optimise indoor air quality, tackling CO₂, VOCs, and external pollutants (ePM10 to ePM1).

As the guidelines in BB101 are now outdated, we make it simple: for polluted areas we use ePM1 55% (formerly F7) filters and for rural areas we use ePM10 75% (formerly M5). All SMVs now include automatic pressure drop detection across the filters, complying with the ISO 1680-1:2016 standard. We can also use ePM1 80% (formerly F9) filters where necessary.

In instances where two stage filtration or removal of NOx particulates is required, an additional active carbon module could be added.

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