IAQM responds to Sustainable Design and Construction SPD

Posted on October 24th, 2013

The IAQM have written to the GLA in response to their draft London SPD, which includes several elements that will assist with air quality management. The Institute broadly support the aims of the SPD and believe it will assist in achieving better air quality in London. We suggest several areas where it could be improved. Read the full response (pdf).

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Ian McCrae Travel Award closing soon

Posted on October 9th, 2013
Ian McCrae Travel Award closing soon

Entries to the 2013 Ian McCrae Travel Award should be submitted before the 1st November. The annual award of up to £1000 is open to early career professionals to attend an air quality conference or training course in the UK or abroad. The prize money can be put towards the cost of the conference fee, travel to the conference and accommodation. This grant was established by Institute for Air Quality…

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IAQM calls for new Air Quality Strategy

Posted on October 9th, 2013

The IAQM have written to Lord De Mauley calling for a new updated Air Quality Strategy. The current Strategy was published in 2007 before the 2008 Air Quality Directive was adopted. Since then there has been growing evidence both of the failure the European directives to reduce exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxides for some vehicle classes, and a growing body of medical evidence that has strengthened the proof of the…

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Chair’s Column: September 2013

Posted on September 11th, 2013
Chair’s Column: September 2013

We are now more than three quarters of the way through the EU’s ‘year of air’. So far, it has proved to be quite eventful, although not in the way I imagined in January. Much has happened, with the courts and Government being prominent in a series of events that have occupied our minds. The most significant event has arguably been Defra’s proposals for amending the LAQM regime, which (you…

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IAQM response to LAQM consultation

Posted on August 28th, 2013
IAQM response to LAQM consultation

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) has written a reponse to Defra’s review of local air quality management (LAQM). The Environment Act 1995 and associated regulations established the local air quality management system, under which all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland are required to regularly review and assess air quality in their areas against objectives for several pollutants of particular concern for human health. To read the…

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