Policy for better indoor air quality
As successive UK Governments have rightly worked hard to improve the energy eﬃciency of UK homes, it has had the unintended consequence of sealing up homes and trapping in pollutants, as ventilation provision has not been concurrently improved.
BEAMA recognise that leadership for change must come from industry and where possible, industry should look to solve issues with ventilation. However, a policy framework needs to be put in place that supports this change. The BEAMA White Paper sets out such policy solutions that reﬂect the expert opinion of those who deliver ventilation to the UK public and are supported by leading academics and key opinion leaders.
The 2018 White Paper from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings supports this position, as well as looking at the wider impacts of housing on the health of occupants.