SKINNSKATTEBERG, Sweden, 8 November 2023: The Systemair Group has published an Open Letter advocating for the official recognition of World Ventil8 Day by the United Nations (UN) as a special observance. Making the announcement through a Press release, Systemair said it is calling upon the global HVACR community, stakeholders and industry partners to join hands in this crucial endeavour with the belief that clean, healthy air is a fundamental aspect of a sustainable future.
World Ventil8 Day, which takes place on November 8, every year, was established by a group of researchers and professional bodies to raise awareness of the importance of ventilation as a crucial part of enabling the health and wellbeing of people, in addition to recognising the ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) community. Since its inception, this day has gained significant momentum. In its letter, Systemair said, it has highlighted the need to broaden and reinforce the importance of ventilation through official bodies, calling upon stakeholders, fellow manufacturers and trade associations within the ventilation sector to join this vital endeavour.
Morten Schmelzer, Head of Group Public Affairs, Systemair, said: “The UN has a longstanding tradition of designating international days to draw global attention to pressing issues, serving as potent tools for advocacy and uniting people and organisations worldwide to raise awareness and act. The key criteria for UN special observances, which include alignment with the UN’s mission of promoting sustainable development and protecting human rights, are met with remarkable clarity by the cause of ventilation. We, at Systemair, believe that this will go a long way in making the world a healthier place, one breath at a time.”
The letter, signed by Schmelzer and Martin Dahlgren, Vice President of Products and Technologies, Systemair Group, further emphasises how ventilation is central to sustainable development, as it significantly contributes to reducing the environmental impact of buildings, Systemair said. Moreover, the company added, ventilation plays an essential role in safeguarding human rights, as access to clean air is a fundamental requirement for everyone, regardless of their background or location, highlighting the need for ventilation to be acknowledged on a global scale.