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27 Jan 20211 minute read

A new code of practice for a new era of buildings

A new code of practice for a new era of buildings

Long-standing ECA Member EFT Consult, who marks their 30th year of ECA membership in 2021, has developed a new Code of Practice focused on the health and wellbeing of building occupants.

Titled PAS 3003, the code aims to mitigate the effects of overheated and unventilated buildings, unhealthy humidity levels which can lead to an increase in infectious respiratory diseases (i.e. COVID-19) and 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 (Wales) Act 2015.

Initially, PAS 3003 will be focused on the UK market – with a view to develop into a formal British Standard which can then be adopted in Europe and the rest of the world.

With the support of technical partners, EFT Consult have set the publication of PAS 3003 for Summer 2021.

Shahid Khan, ECA Technical Manager, said, “ECA is happy to actively support the creation of PAS 3003, a specification that introduces the idea of measuring the impacts on health and well-being performance of any size of non-domestic building. 

“This clearly demonstrates a commitment towards improving mental and physical health and well-being of occupants.”

PAS stands for Publicly Available Specification. It is a British Standards Institute (BSI) document developed by leaders in a sector designed to standardise elements of a product, service or process.

A PAS is developed in conjunction with a Code of Practice, designed to set the benchmark for quality within a field.

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