Mr. Tobias Zimmer
Vice President, Camfil, Germany
Mr. Zimmer is an experienced air filter specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the international ventilation industry. Since 2009 Mr. Zimmer has been employed by Camfil, an industry leading air filter manufacturer based in Sweden. He has held various positions within the Camfil Group and his current position is Vice President Global Product Management and International Standards. Mr. Zimmer serves actively in numerous working groups of several international standard committees including ISO TC142 (Cleaning equipment for air and other gases), CEN TC195 (Air filters for general air cleaning), CEN TC156 (Ventilation for buildings). Mr Zimmer is the convenor of the Ad Hoc WG Environmental product declarations for air cleaning equipment in CEN TC 195 as well as Vice Chairman of PC-Fil at Eurovent Certification. In addition, he is active in various international ventilation & engineering industry associations and committees including Eurovent, EVIA, REHVA, Eurovent Middle East, Eurovent International, VDMA, FGK and EHEDG. In this context, Mr. Zimmer co-authored several guidebooks and technical guidelines related to air filtration and ventilation.
Dec 6, 2023, 9:10AM–9:25AM EST
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Air Filters –Upcoming Standards, Challenges and Opportunities
In relation to the tremendously growing importance of sustainability and the urgent need to reduce our carbon footprints the demand for objective measurement and reporting of air filters carbon footprints and handprints have significantly increased. The right use of air filters can support several sustainable development goals of the United Nations (UN), e.g. by providing cleaner and healthier air to the people as well as by significantly reducing the overall energy consumption through the selection of more energy efficient air filtration solutions. Therefore an environmental product declaration (EPD) for air filters needs to consider also the use phase of the air filter, both in terms of energy consumption but also in terms of its contribution to an improved indoor air quality (IAQ).