OSLO, NORWAY: Airthings ASA, the global leader in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology, has joined forces with Airly to help tackle air pollution globally.
Through the partnership, both Airly’s and Airthings’ business customers will be able to expand their monitoring capabilities to cover both outdoor and indoor environments–achieving a full picture of their air quality in one single platform. Airly is a cleantech startup that provides outdoor air quality data.
“By leveraging air quality data, Airthings is helping businesses around the world improve energy efficiency in buildings while ensuring a healthy and productive indoor environment,” said Øyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “Together with Airly, we go one step further by integrating outdoor sensors into our existing IoT solution, allowing our customers to have an even greater control of the air quality in their buildings through an all-in-one solution.”
Both the outdoor and indoor air quality data will be available via the Airthings dashboard and API. Building owners and facility managers can optimize ventilation systems based on occupancy trends, environmental conditions outside the building, and other live and historical data—cutting unnecessary energy costs.
At the same time, providing full visibility into real-time air quality data gives tenants assurance about the indoor spaces where they spend time and helps them plan their commutes and other outdoor activities, avoiding potential air hazards, such as high levels of particulate matter (PM) pollution.
“We are very excited to partner with Airthings and to be able to offer our customers an end-to-end solution to measure both outdoor and indoor air quality. Such a synergy is something that the air quality monitoring market definitely needs. We see the great potential of this cooperation and we are looking forward to its effects,” said CEO and co-founder of Airly Wiktor Warchałowski.
Air pollution is a well-known issue in cities around the world, but less has been said about the effects of indoor air pollution. On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors where the air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors. Without proper ventilation, we can be exposed to high levels of pollutants over long periods, which can lead to serious health problems as well as decreased productivity. Having a full picture of both indoor and outdoor air quality is not only beneficial to our health but is also essential to optimize ventilation and achieve maximum energy efficiency in a building.
Airthings for Business helps building managers make informed decisions using around-the-clock indoor air quality data. Set up in a matter of minutes, the wireless monitors run on long-lasting batteries, making the solution easily scalable and customizable to any new or existing space. Through the partnership, Airly’s sensors will be integrated into the Airthings for Business solution providing added value to existing and new customers. www.airthings.com