In the last few years, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has received increasing attention from environmental governance authorities and IAQ-related standards are getting stricter. People spend about 90% of their time in indoor environments, and IAQ has a significant impact on health and quality of life in general. Poor indoor air quality is known to be harmful to vulnerable groups such as children or those suffering chronic respiratory and/or cardiovascular diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought IAQ Monitoring to the front stage, as it plays a crucial role in minimizing viral transmission in schools, offices and restaurants. Besides enacting social distancing behavioral change, building owners and operators need to leverage a range of tools and strategies to optimize the operational performance of buildings in order to give their tenants confidence in returning to the workplace safely. Enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ) could be as effective in reducing aerosol transmission of viruses as vaccinating 50-60% of the population according to scientific research. Monitoring carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), and also humidity and temperature, require installation of new sensors in facilities that usually do not have pre-existing wiring for IAQ. Such retrofit installations are greatly facilitated by wireless IoT networks and the fast-growing LoRaWAN standard has become the preferred infrastructure for IAQ monitoring.
At this webinar, Actility and our Partners Veolia, NanoSense, Birdz and Axenova, will present the Internet of Things response to this challenge, covering the most important and reproducible elements: various air measurements, occupancy, relevant thresholds and recommended actions on these thresholds, the added value that can be produced by combining measurements, the existing IoT Solutions from market leaders and detailed examples their real-life implementations, and the particular advantage and benefits of LoRaWAN technology when applied to this use case.
By Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility
Why air quality monitoring is more important today than ever; why LoRaWAN solutions are ideal (wireless, easy to deploy, long-range indoor, high quality, macro-diversity…); LoRaWAN solutions overview for public operators, private networks, OEMs, interfacing with all gateway types and Clouds.
By Mireille Rahmeh, Technical and Digital Manager at Air Expertise Cluster of Veolia
Veolia Air quality solutions for a better indoor air quality: ranging from monitoring to adapting facilities, throughraising user awarness and engagement, combined with a performance obligation; focus on the new Air Control offer; why the multidisciplinary expertise is important for implementing these IoT and digital based solutions.
Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper