Airthings, the globally renowned company in indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions for consumers, businesses, and professionals, has announced a new product addition to its portfolio, View CO₂ for Business.
Battery-operated, wireless sensor
The new battery-operated, wireless sensor will empower schools and offices everywhere, in order to take charge of their air quality, by warning them when carbon dioxide (CO₂) exceeds recommended levels and indoor air quality deteriorates.
View CO₂ for Business combines easily with the rest of the products in the Airthings for Business solution
View CO₂ for Business combines easily with the rest of the products in the Airthings for Business solution, which lets users monitor, visualize and control indoor air quality remotely, so as to ensure a safe and healthy environment. High CO₂ levels can increase the risk of airborne virus transmission and cause lower productivity, drowsiness, headaches and loss of concentration. Since the body expels CO₂, when breathing out, the levels can rise quickly in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.
Measuring CO₂ levels, a good indicator of IAQ
For that reason, measuring CO₂ levels serve as a good indicator of indoor air quality (IAQ) and how well a ventilation system is working. Monitoring humidity and temperature indoors is also important, as both conditions correlate with virus transmission.
In addition to carbon dioxide, the new View CO₂ for Business also measures temperature, humidity, virus risk, noise and light. The Virus Risk Indicator fuses data from Airthings core sensors into an algorithm, in order to calculate the risk of airborne virus spread, in an indoor space. The capability helps schools and offices understand their indoor air quality, and how it contributes to spreading airborne viruses, providing personalized insights to minimize the risk.
The optional CO2 Alert feature lets anyone know, when a room needs a breather, by visually alerting them through a red LED light on the product, when CO2 levels get too high.
View CO₂ for Business
View CO₂ for Business includes a customizable, ultra-low power display, to maximize battery life up to ten years. Users can choose to show the live sensor data that matters most to them or a QR code so that anyone in the room can check the air quality in that space in real-time.
The live sensor data will enable students, educators, and office workers to take immediate actions, in order to improve the air quality, while facility managers and building owners can remotely monitor and leverage advanced analytics, in order to optimize air quality and energy usage, saving both time and costs.
Flattening the COVID-19 pandemic curve
Countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, have already introduced regulations to monitor air quality in schools
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, schools and offices everywhere look for effective strategies, to ensure their indoor environments are safe for children and tenants. Countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, have already introduced regulations to monitor air quality in schools. The United Kingdom and several states in the USA, including California, are also looking at implementing similar measures.
The Government of Quebec in Canada has also taken steps to address indoor air quality in its schools and has recently closed an agreement with Airthings to supply air quality monitoring to schools across the region, as part of a ten-year contract.
Improving indoor air quality (IAQ)
“When you know what’s in the air you breathe, simple actions, such as opening a window or increasing ventilation, can significantly improve the air quality in a space,” said Oyvind Birkenes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airthings.
Oyvind Birkenes adds, “With View CO₂, we’re making CO₂ monitoring more accessible to everyone in times where it’s most needed. This powerful and easy-to-use product will empower facility managers, building owners, tenants, and office managers alike to take control of their air quality and protect the health of children and tenants.”
Monitoring CO2 accessible for any establishment
View CO2 for Business makes monitoring CO2 accessible for any school, office, or commercial building. Quick and easy installation, totally wireless sensors, user-friendly dashboard, and easy reporting ensure that anyone can take control of the indoor air quality. View CO₂ for Business is the latest addition to the Airthings for Business solution.
Set up in a matter of minutes, the solution is easy to scale and customize to any new or existing space. Indoor air quality data with advanced cloud analytics is available via the Airthings Dashboard and users can create reports to ensure they comply with local regulations.