The CO Research Trust has announced the theme of this year's CO Research Conference will be “CO and the Indoor Environment”. This is one of the key priorities as outlined in the Trust’s Five Year Strategy.

It will cover the impact of building regulations and energy efficiency measures on CO safety. To date, many energy efficiency measures have focused on making properties airtight to improve heating efficiency. This has negative implications for air quality and CO safety.

The theme will include the use of solid fuels and the risk of CO exposure. Complexities of data collection in this sector mean there is not a clear picture of the risk of CO exposure when using solid fuels. There is also a lack of legislative requirements to report CO incidents related to solid fuels.

The Conference will touch upon the debate on solid fuels and air pollution, which has been generating much discussion recently.

The Conference will also cover the issue of fuel poverty and the implications for CO safety. We know that people living in fuel poverty are at a greater risk of exposure to CO. There are now significantly more people living in fuel poverty, due to the cost of living crisis.

The Conference format will be slightly different this year, taking on board feedback from last year’s attendees. There will be more opportunities for networking with other delegates, and more interaction by delegates in the sessions.

The all-day event will take place on Wednesday 14th June at Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield Hallam is the home of a number of research projects currently being funded by the Trust.

There will also be a drinks reception following the Conference, and possibly a dinner, depending on the level of interest.

Registration for the event will open in March.

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About the CO Research Trust

The CO Research Trust is a registered charity which was established in 2005. The vision of the charity is a world where people are not exposed to carbon monoxide (CO).

For more information please contact;

Natalie Fleck

CO Research Trust

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