Adam Taylor elected chair of IAQ group


09 May 2024

Adam Taylor, CEO of ARM Environments, has been elected as chair of the indoor air quality (IAQ) group of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

He takes over from Nathan Wood, Managing Director of Farmwood M&E Services, who served as chair for five years and is now taking up a new position as head of special projects focused on helping BESA establish competence standards for ventilation design, installation and commissioning.

During that time, the group produced a series of best practice guides to IAQ including a rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It also forged a close working relationship with leading air quality and child health campaigner Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah.

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Taylor said: "This is an amazing time to be taking up the reins. Hardly a day goes by without IAQ hitting the headlines and our industry is deeply involved in a range of vital activities aimed at improving the health, wellbeing, and productivity of building occupants.

“I am also hugely indebted to Nathan for his inspirational leadership over the past five years – and am delighted that he will continue to play a central role by taking on several key projects that will help take our guidance, training and thought leadership onto the next level.”

Taylor’s first official role will be hosting a special event marking National Clean Air Day at the Wave in Bristol on June 20. This will be sponsored by S&P Ventilation and will feature several expert speakers addressing the role of IAQ in protecting human health, comfort, and productivity.

For details of how to attend email: [email protected].