Swansea-based EFT Consult are involved in some very exciting and important work that will improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of building occupants.
EFT have just set up a new Swansea based company W-360, in partnership with a very successful software provider, which covers wellbeing in a 360 degree manner.
This builds on EFT’s amazing work on developing PAS 3003, a new Code of Practice focused on the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
EFT have worked extensively in getting PAS 3003 over the line, and are delighted that the British Standards Institute (BSI) has recognised the importance of the pioneering work they have conducted over the past six years.
BSI is now fast-tracking PAS 3003 into a new British Standard, BS 40101, Building Performance Evaluation, due to be published this year. This in itself is a great accomplishment of the EFT team. Building on existing guidelines, EFT’s work on IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) incorporates all that IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) does and far more, so a few of the slogans will be more than just air and also air plus.
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff and customers has become even more important during the pandemic. The new Code of Practice aims to mitigate the effects of overheated and unventilated buildings and unhealthy humidity levels, which can lead to an increase in infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
But human-centric wellbeing is about far more than just air quality. The code also seeks to mitigate the effects of poor lighting quality, which can cause headaches, fatigue and loss of concentration.
For those who work in the supply chain, PAS 3003 is being driven by a need to provide a quality benchmark for the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
The groundbreaking “Wellness Sensors”, developed and produced by EFT, measure and monitor all that existing air monitors provide, plus the free additionality of the other elements of wellbeing.
The supply and set up of the systems has been made very simple and affordable to ensure everyone can afford to have the capabilities in a number of manners. This includes external environments, as well as internal, and allows true evaluation and decision making with existing ventilation systems and strategies, as well as all wellbeing related systems.
This is a game changer and EFT have substantial UK, European and global interest at present that will support new opportunities for local production and R&D capabilities.
You can also hear from EFT’s CEO, Dave Kieft, on a recent episode of our Build Back Better podcast – here!