Why does air quality matter?
We spend 90% of our lives indoors, where the air
we breathe is up to 5 times more polluted
We have become an indoor generation
Air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year and data suggests that 91% of the worlds population live where air quality exceeds WHO guidelines.
The importance of air quality in our homes, schools and workplaces has never been more significant and, today the UK government recognises that it is the biggest environmental threat to our health and wellbeing.Read more
Virus transmission risks are significantly greater in indoor spaces due to the spread of microscopic droplets or aerosols which can remain in the air for long periods of time.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight has been on fresh air ventilation rates within indoor spaces and the importance it can play in helping to reduce the spread of the virus.Read more
What's in the air you breathe?
- Particulate Matter
Radon is a naturally occurring invisible radioactive gas that comes from the ground. It is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the UK, but can be managed with continuous monitoring
Particulate matter (PM) is a range of dust, dirt and liquids suspended in the air. Some particles like smoke, smog and soot can be seen, but the most harmful are smaller invisible particles which can get into your lungs and bloodstream
Carbon dioxide is an invisible gas that comes from human breath that can cause headaches, restlessness and drowsiness. High levels are correlated to reduced cognitive function and the increased transmission of infectious diseases
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are odours and chemicals emitted by many everyday products like household cleaning materials, paints, furniture and plastic toys. They can cause eye, nose and throat infections and even liver and lung damage in serious cases
Nitrogen dioxide is produced by road traffic, power plants and other fossil fuel combustion processes causing chronic respiratory conditions leading to coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing
Aerosol droplets exhaled when breathing, talking or singing can float in the air for more than 30 minutes, and can carry Covid-19 and other infectious viruses and bacteria which can then be breathed in by other people
Too much or too little humidity can affect allergies, asthma and cold/flu symptoms. When humidity is too high mould and damp will occur, and when too low, humidity causes dry skin and increased susceptibility to colds and respiratory illnesses
Mould spores are a microscopic fungus that are invisible to the human eye, but in damp, warm conditions can form new visible colonies that cause property damage and serious respiratory conditions
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. It is caused by the immune system releasing histamine as well as other chemicals into the body to fight off the allergens
How does air quality affect your business?
High levels of CO2 reduce cognitive function making it more difficult for people to learn, perform tasks and make decisions.Read more
Poor indoor air quality increases the likelihood people are unwell leading to higher levels of absence and reduced wellbeing.Read more
Optimising HVAC systems using live air quality data can significantly improve energy efficiency and increase equipment lifecycles.Read more
Virus transmission risks are far greater in indoor spaces as microscopic airborne droplets remain in the air for long periods of time and can quickly spread throughout a building.Read more
Future public health pandemics, workplace biosecurity and employee wellbeing litigation are just a few of the emerging challenges employers face in the post Covid-19 world.Read more
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Our solutions in action
No.2 City Walk, Leeds
Indoor environmental monitoring using smart sensor technology from Airthings, providing healthier working environments for building occupants.See more
Monitoring indoor air quality data in real time to assess the impact of COVID-19 secure ventilation requirements throughout IKEA'S Birmingham store.See more
In Public Spaces
Serpentine Galleries, London
Improving biosecurity in the office spaces and meeting rooms of the world famous Serpentine Galleries, with the use of smart portable air cleaning technology.See more
No.1 Whitehall, Leeds
Monitoring indoor air quality and live environmental data to improve comfort levels for building occupants at No.1 Whitehall, a 4-star BREEAM buildingSee more
Why does air quality matter and how does it affect you?
Legislators are preparing to get tougher on indoor air quality, as science proves it has a real impact on our health, productivity and wellbeing
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