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Comprendre la notion d'air intérieur propre

  Devenez le porte-parole de votre entreprise en matière d'air propre. L'accès à notre nouveau programme de formation en anglais  - Airgonomics 101 - est gratuit et disponible dès maintenant, alors inscrivez-vous dès aujourd'hui !

  • Pratique
    Entièrement numérisé, vous pouvez suivre la formation où, quand et au rythme que vous souhaitez.
  • Support
    Les modules de formation sur la qualité de l'air intérieur et la ventilation générale permettent d'acquérir des connaissances sur l'épuration de l'air dans votre entreprise.
  • Savoir-faire
    Vous allez acquérir le savoir-faire en matière de qualité de l'air intérieur pour devenir un spécialiste
    d’ « airgonomie » qualifié, qui apporte un air sain sur votre lieu de travail.

Formations & Podcasts

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Nous allons bientôt lancer le programme de formation des Chief Airgonomics Officers (CAO) afin de garantir que ces responsables de la qualité de l’air sont qualifiés et certifiés pour faire bouger les choses. Inscrivez-vous à notre newsletter pour rester informé.

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CAO Podcasts

 Pour plus de connaissances et d'inspiration sur les questions de qualité de l'air intérieur, nous vous recommandons d'écouter notre série de podcasts en anglais CAO.

In this episode you will get clear, science-backed guidance on improving indoor air from a globally recognized leader in building science.

Professor Jeffrey Siegel shares straightforward strategies like controlling sources, optimizing ventilation and choosing effective filters. He shares how even small changes can meaningfully impact health, wellbeing and cognitive function. Jeffrey draws on his extensive expertise to help us understand the importance of indoor air quality and how to practically enhance it.

After listening, you’ll come away feeling empowered to take action to improving the air around you.

THINGS WE SPOKE ABOUT

  • Why indoor air quality is as important as ever
  • The benefits of clean air quality on our health and wellbeing
  • Creating a healthy microbiome indoors
  • Certifications and regulations for indoor air quality
  • Why all air filters are not created equally

GUEST DETAILS

Dr Jeffrey Siegel, a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, specializes in creating healthy and sustainable buildings. With expertise in ventilation, indoor air quality, and control of particulate matter, he contributes to research on the indoor microbiome and moisture interactions. Dr. Siegel, a fellow of ASHRAE, teaches courses on indoor air quality and sustainable energy systems. His background includes a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and he was an associate editor for the journal Building and Environment. Previously, he held a position as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas.

Website: The University of Toronto - Dr Jeffrey Siegel

Jon Holmes, aka ‘the filter guy’ has worked with Camfil for over 10 years and in 2022 was promoted to National Accounts Manager in Canada. Jon has completed training in Theories of Filtration, HEPA Filtration Testing, ASHRAE Testing Standards and Advanced Filtration. He is also heavily involved with industry organizations like BOMA, CHES, and NAFA, and acts as Chair of several committees in the industry.

Social Media: Jon Holmes

QUOTES

Indoor air quality has not really received the same kind of attention that other environmental issues have received, even with the pandemic. - Jeffrey Siegel

We have this very long list of health effects that come from breathing polluted indoor air, so everything from a variety of cardiovascular outcomes, respiratory outcomes, cancers, and then things that maybe aren't quite part of the conversation yet, but should be, like productivity, well being and cognitive function - Jeffrey Siegel

Even though we don't know everything, we know how to improve indoor air. And it's a very simple model that's been around much longer than I have. And that is, the first thing you do is you get rid of sources. - Jeffrey Siegel

We have about 10 or so bacterial cells in our body for every human cell, we are essentially walking meatbags for microorganisms. We think about ourselves as individuals, but really, we're better described as a collection of microorganisms. And so for things like exposure, indoor exposures and so on, I have to think that those microorganisms are important, but I don't know that we fully understand why or how. - Jeffrey Siegel

One of the smartest things I've ever heard anyone say about indoor air, they said that the whole problem with indoor air from a regulatory standpoint is that no politician in the world is going to tell people that their buildings aren't sanctuaries, especially their homes, because that politician won't be reelected. So we're never going to get that type of regulation or that type of attention. - Jeffrey Siegel

ABOUT CAMFIL’S CAO INITIATIVE

The Chief Airgonomics Officer initiative is started by Camfil, a leading manufacturer in premium clean air solutions and an advocate for access to clean air.

The Chief Airgonomics initiative is being driven at a time of urgency: sensitivities over air have heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air pollutants are well known to damage the environment and the newly published WHO Air Quality Guidelines show us that air pollution is more damaging to human health than previously understood.

The initiative is a direct response to these realities while also bringing to life Camfil’s mission of protecting people, processes and the environment. It also puts into practice Camfil’s knowledge and expertise built over more than half a century and that it is eager to share with its peers and wider audiences to improve people’s lives.

Our Vision : Clean and healthy Indoor Air should be a Human right
Our Mission: We want all companies and organisations to put clean and healthy indoor air on the agenda
Camfil believes that real change can only happen through collaborative effort and wants your organisation to join the clean air movement and community. Start your clean indoor air journey today!

CAO Website

CAO Linkedin Group

Climate change is making wildfires across Canada, the US and other parts of the world more vicious and long-lasting, as landscapes are destroyed and harmful smoke from the fires is spreading thousands of miles away. Today, we’re going to learn about the worrying impact the fires are having on our air quality and how we can protect ourselves from inhaling particles that could have as detrimental an impact on our health as smoking cigarettes. Our experts are molecular filtration specialist Jennifer Webb who lives at the epicentre of one of the worst affected places, California, and Jon Holmes, who is Camfil’s National Account Manager in Canada. He’s known as ‘The Filter Guy’ for his passion about managing IAQ to protect our health.

TOPICS WE COVER
  • 01:38 The impact of climate change on wildfires
  • 04:53 Damaging particles in wildfire smoke
  • 07:23 Measuring the Six Criteria Air Pollutants
  • 12:20 Personal restrictions as a result of bad AQI
  • 15:28 Actions you can take for better IAQ
  • 17:56 Air quality impact on the workforce
  • 20:53 Maintenance of air filters during wildfire season
  • 22:00 How we can educate ourselves on AQI and IAQ
  • 24:30 How to become a Chief Airgonomics Officer
GUEST DETAILS

Jennifer Webb is Camfil’s Molecular Filtration Segment Manager for Western US and Mexico with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Jennifer is responsible for technical sales, marketing and business development of molecular (aka- "carbon" or “gas-phase”) filtration solutions for a wide range of industries and applications, including airports, hospitals, cannabis, cultural heritage preservation, petrochemical, wastewater, pulp and paper, industrial exhaust and biogas.

 

Jon Holmes, aka ‘the filter guy’ has worked with Camfil for over 10 years and in 2022 was promoted to National Accounts based out of Toronto. Jon is passionate about Camfil and provides customers with solutions to achieve their energy reduction and sustainability goals. Jon has completed training in Theories of Filtration, Hepa Filtration Testing, ASHRAE Testing Standards, Advanced Filtration, Filter Selection and has operated our Mobile CamTester throughout Alberta to validate filter performance in the field. He is also heavily involved with industry organizations like BOMA, CHES, and NAFA, and is also the Chair of several committees in the industry. Most recently Jon Holmes has acquired his Fitwel Ambassador Certification and continues to work on his WELL accreditation. You can find Jon Holmes, aka “Jon the Filter Guy” on LinkedIn where he shares video tips on how to maximize your air filtration value.

Social Media: Jon Holmes

Wildfire article on Camfil.com: Wildfire solution guide

ABOUT CAMFIL’S CAO INITIATIVE

The Chief Airgonomics Officer initiative is started by Camfil, a leading manufacturer in premium clean air solutions and an advocate for access to clean air.

The Chief Airgonomics initiative is being driven at a time of urgency: sensitivities over air have heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air pollutants are well known to damage the environment and the newly published WHO Air Quality Guidelines show us that air pollution is more damaging to human health than previously understood.

The initiative is a direct response to these realities while also bringing to life Camfil’s mission of protecting people, processes and the environment. It also puts into practice Camfil’s knowledge and expertise built over more than half a century and that it is eager to share with its peers and wider audiences to improve people’s lives.

Our Vision : Clean and healthy Indoor Air should be a Human right

Our Mission: We want all companies and organisations to put clean and healthy indoor air on the agenda Camfil believes that real change can only happen through collaborative effort and wants your organisation to join the clean air movement and community. Start your clean indoor air journey today!

CAO Website

CAO Linkedin Group

TOPICS WE COVER
  • 01:33 The long term economic savings of premium filters
  • 07:10 The importance of indoor air quality awareness for building managers
  • 09:15 Air quality as an incentive to bring workers back to the office
  • 11:30 How to keep both clients and tenants happy
  • 16:10 Air quality checks and industry best practice
  • 19:25 Sustainability considerations for air filters
  • 23:04 Education and the first steps to bettering your air quality
ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jesse Buhler has worked in residential and commercial real estate management, development and construction for over 15 years. Currently, he leads a diverse team of professionals who focus on day-to-day management of AAA office properties. He also works with an internal team that focuses on building operational efficiencies, developing and implementing sustainability efforts, making OH&S easy to understand and easy to follow, implementing new property technology to make our lives easier, buildings run more efficiently and tenants happier. His experience within the industry, as well as growing up within an entrepreneurial family has given him the knowledge, the drive and a unique insight to create and lead effective teams within the Real Estate and Project Management industry.

Social Media: Jesse Buhler

Jon Holmes has worked with Camfil for over 10 years and in 2022 was promoted to National Accounts based out of Toronto. Jon is passionate about Camfil and provides customers with solutions to achieve their energy reduction and sustainability goals. Jon has completed training in Theories of Filtration, Hepa Filtration Testing, ASHRAE Testing Standards, Advanced Filtration, Filter Selection and has operated our Mobile CamTester throughout Alberta to validate filter performance in the field. He is also heavily involved with industry organizations like BOMA, CHES, and NAFA, and is also the Chair of several committees in the industry. Most recently Jon Holmes has acquired his Fitwel Ambassador Certification and continues to work on his WELL accreditation. You can find Jon Holmes, aka “Jon the Filter Guy” on LinkedIn where he shares video tips on how to maximize your air filtration value.

Social Media: Jon Holmes

TOPICS WE COVER
  • 01:05 The connection between health and the labour market
  • 03:21 Comparing workers and managers to chess players
  • 05:23 How the chess experiment was set up
  • 09:57 Monitoring players performance
  • 13:40 Sharing the results
  • 15:38 Surprising difference between amateur and professionals
  • 17:26 How this applies to the workplace
ABOUT OUR GUEST

Steffen Künn is an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as well as the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).

His main research interests include applied labour economics. In particular, he focuses on two topics; the effectiveness of active labour market policy and the effects of indoor environmental conditions on human health, cognition and labour market outcomes.

 
Social Media: Steffen Künn

Research paper: Indoor Air Quality and Strategic Decision Making

TOPICS WE COVER
  • 00:53 What is a bioaerosol?
  • 01:29 How important are they to humans.
  • 03:50 Pollen vs Fungal Spores vs Your Lungs
  • 05:20 How they affect our day-to-day health.
  • 06:33 How national authorities measure bioaerosols.
  • 08:28 Can forecasting mitigate health symptoms.
  • 10:00 Allergens which lurk indoors in workplaces.
  • 13:30 What to look out for in your own office or facility.
ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. David O’Connor is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences in Dublin City University, where he is involved in physical chemistry undergraduate lecturing and laboratory demonstration.He formerly worked at Technological University Dublin and has previously held post-doctoral positions at the University of Denver (Marie Curie Fellowship) and the University College Cork, which involved numerous field and laboratory studies on atmospherically relevant species and processes.

Website: Dublin City University - David O'Connor

Twitter: David O'Connor

TOPICS WE COVER
  • Why abundance is good
  • How science simplifies the complexity of sustainability
  • The flow of materials that we dig out of the ground
  • Chemicals and waste that we release from society
  • Ecosystems being destroyed by land clearing or over-extraction of resources
  • The five key elements of social sustainability
  • How ABCD can help you explain your mission as a CAO
  • The link between clean air and sustainability
  • How one person can make a difference
ABOUT OUR GUESTRichard Blume is a senior sustainability strategist, consultant and business advisor. He is co-founder of the Sustainability Collaborative, an office of The Natural Step network that promotes a science-based framework for sustainability-driven innovation. With 20 years of experience supporting both small and medium-sized enterprises and multinationals to integrate sustainability principles into strategy and operations, Richard is a versatile trainer, strategist, project manager and analyst who likes to connect the dots between detail and the big picture. Richard holds a master’s degree in strategic leadership towards sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology and a combined bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and international studies from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
 
Richard Blume LinkedIn

Links:

The Natural Step

SUJETS QUE NOUS ABORDONS
  • Améliorations simples apportées sur le lieu de travail 
  • Comment distinguer un bon air d'un mauvais air
  • Comment mesurer la qualité de l'air existante
  • Les problèmes soulevés par les employés
  • Leur plus grand défi pour les six prochains mois
À PROPOS DE NOTRE INVITÉ

Paul Flanagan est le Directeur Général de Camfil Irlande. Il a une grande expérience dans l'industrie de la filtration, avec de nombreuses années d'aide aux clients pour des questions techniques, en particulier dans les domaines Life Science, de la Santé, des Centres de Données, de l'agroalimentaire et les écoles et universités.

SUJETS QUE NOUS ABORDONS
  • Améliorations simples apportées sur le lieu de travail 
  • Comment distinguer un bon air d'un mauvais air
  • Comment mesurer la qualité de l'air existante
  • Les problèmes soulevés par les employés
  • Leur plus grand défi pour les six prochains mois
À PROPOS DE NOTRE INVITÉ

Paul Flanagan est le Directeur Général de Camfil Irlande. Il a une grande expérience dans l'industrie de la filtration, avec de nombreuses années d'aide aux clients pour des questions techniques, en particulier dans les domaines Life Science, de la Santé, des Centres de Données, de l'agroalimentaire et les écoles et universités.

 
SUJETS QUE NOUS ABORDONS
  • Comment l'Airgonomie a été inspiré par la curiosité des clients
  • Pourquoi nous pensons que l'air intérieur est sûr et pourquoi il ne l'est pas
  • Un exemple dramatique de l'augmentation des niveaux de CO2
  • Le rôle du Chief Airgonomics Officer
  • Pourquoi ce n'est pas seulement pour les scientifiques ou les spécialistes de l'air.
  • Comment Anders a mis en place ce rôle et les réactions de ses collègues.
  • Comment vous pouvez vous impliquer et l'aide que vous pouvez attendre.
À PROPOS DE NOTRE INVITÉ

Avec plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans l'ingénierie et la conception, il y a très peu de choses qu'Anders Sundvik ne sait pas sur les filtres, les particules, les gaz ou la pollution de l'air et la façon de s'y attaquer. Récemment, il a été nommé l'un des premiers Chief Airgonomics Officer (Responsable de la Qualité de l'Air) Monde.

LES SUJETS QUE NOUS ABORDONS

  • Pourquoi l'air propre bénéficie d'une nouvelle jeunesse
  • Les chiffres choquants de l'avant-Covid qui sont à l'origine du changement
  • Qui fixe les règles et comment peuvent-ils légiférer aussi rapidement ?
  • L'importance de prendre en compte la pollution de l'air intérieur
  • Comment les avantages de l'air propre se répercutent sur les entreprises.
  • Pourquoi l'air propre pourrait être inscrit dans la législation britannique en tant que Droit de l'Homme
À PROPOS DE NOTRE INVITÉ

Dans cet épisode, nous faisons le point sur l'air propre aujourd'hui, sur les raisons pour lesquelles il est adopté si rapidement et sur les avantages financiers et sanitaires qu'il apporte. Simon Birkett, l'un des principaux conseillers mondiaux en matière d'air propre, nous explique pourquoi..

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