January brought significant changes to ventilation regulations

January 1st 2016 brought with it some very significant regulatory change and associated challenges for those involved in the specification and supply of non-residential ventilation units.

In July 2014 the European Union ratified a new Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 which is designed to deliver energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions across the whole of the European Union including the UK. Air management experts Mansfield Pollard – suppliers of energy efficient ventilation and sound management equipment to a global consumer base –have been preparing for the implementation of these new regulations and ensuring that its tailor made range of air handling units are compliant with the new design requirements.

The EU Directive, which applies to non-residential ventilation units for use in non-hazardous environments, stipulates new requirements for minimum energy performance.

Andrew Glen, Sales and Marketing Director for Mansfield Pollard said: “We strongly believe that as an industry we have a responsibility to design and supply air management solutions which are energy efficient and which minimise the creation of greenhouse gases. We therefore welcome this new legislation and are working with our clients to help them understand the implications of this change in the regulatory requirements. As suppliers of tailor-made air handling units we have designed many thousands of Air Handling Units to exacting specifications and this change in the regulations is simply another criteria to which we have to adhere”

The Bradford based manufacturer produces an innovative range of high-quality products including air handling units, kitchen canopies, air conditioning systems and both vibration and acoustic management systems all of which deliver best in class performance and efficiency. The business recently won the award as Outstanding Employer of the Year at the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards 2015.