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Airtech Solutions, the condensation, mould and radon specialists, is supporting UK Radon Awareness Week (1-7 November 2021) by encouraging everyone to not delay and to take action. Run by the UK Radon Association, this year’s theme for UK Radon Awareness Week is ‘Don’t Delay’. In support of Radon Awareness Week, Airtech is therefore advising households, private landlords, social housing landlords and employers, ‘Don’t Delay’ learn more about radon and its health effects and carry out a radon test in your home and workplace to help protect families and employees.
Many people are still unaware that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, posing a significant risk to lung health with 1,100 deaths each year estimated to be caused by exposure to the gas. Lung cancer diagnosis and treatment have been the most delayed of all cancers during the pandemic due to factors including overlapping symptoms with COVID-19 and shared needs from respiratory medicine services. The UK Radon Association, as part of its campaign, is therefore also advising that you should contact your GP if you’ve had a cough for more than three weeks, as well as raising radon awareness and encouraging testing.
Social and commercial landlords across the UK are missing out on tens, if not hundreds of millions of pounds worth of funds that are available to them through the Energy Company Obligation 3 (ECO3) fund which ends in April 2022.
ECO3 is the government energy efficiency scheme that was launched to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under ECO medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households as part of an agreed commitment.
Registered Providers in the UK can now incorporate Mybalance within their Net Zero strategies.
This personalised social housing app based program, assists social landlords in the reduction of their collective carbon footprint produced by tenants and staff, with real time reporting and gives full dashboard control to the RP.
Experienced Social Housing and environmental figures have collaborated in the design of Mybalance, an app that engages tenants in a personal carbon footprint reduction programme. A tailored, branded tool, generating personalised news feeds, style and content, an authentic RP platform that provides new territories of tenant engagement.
After 18 months of virtual events, Aico is delighted to return to physical exhibitions. On 7th-10th September, the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety exhibited at two events simultaneously, Housing 2021 and The Fire Safety Event, to promote best practice and the latest technology.
Housing 2021 is the Chartered Institute of Housing’s award-winning annual conference and Europe’s leading housing festival, which took place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event provides a platform for the housing sector to come together to discuss, debate, partner, learn and improve the lives of the people they house.
Rochester-based balcony components manufacturer AliDeck made an important contribution last year to the national debate on fire safety in high-rise buildings with the publication of the Balcony Fires Report 2017 to 2020.
Collating data from UK Fire and Rescue Services on the prevalence and causes of balcony fires across the country, the report was shocking; at least 873 fires on balconies were recorded nationally across the period, with almost half of them caused by smoking materials such as carelessly discarded cigarettes.
Aico were honoured to receive Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to their headquarters on Friday 8th October, in recognition of their impact as a prominent business in Shropshire.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at Aico headquarters in Oswestry, Shropshire and was met by Aico’s Managing Director Neal Hooper, alongside local dignitaries Mandy Thorn, Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, Councillor Vince Hunt, Chairman of Shropshire Council, Owen Paterson, North Shropshire MP, Councillor Mark Jones, Mayor of Oswestry and Ruth Jones, Mayoress of Oswestry.
Aico are proud to announce their commitment to the Climate Pledge, as part of their drive towards sustainable business practices and achieving net zero carbon.
The Climate Pledge was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism and brings together a cross-sector community of companies and organisations to tackle the climate crisis and become net zero carbon across their businesses, by the year 2040.