The current pandemic has accelerated efforts to improve the well-being of building
IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY
REDUCING VIRUS RISK OF TRANSMISSION
Virus risk monitoring
Risk indication scoring
It has now become even more crucial that a building's BeMS (Building Energy Management) system is working effectively to promote a healthy environment, maintaining and improving productivity of occupancy and ensuring a safe working environment.
Monitor and optimise
IoT (Internet of Things) gives buildings owners the data to understand just how well their building is performing, and now with AirThings’ latest product release, building owners can give reassurance that their building is working to minimise the risk of viral transmission. Collecting & sending data every 5 minutes, the AirThings WavePlus can be easily deployed throughout a facility or portfolio.
With integration to the Cloud, data can be ingested into the local BeMS. Meaning, a BeMS strategy can now react to not just how warm/cold a space is, but how well it is promoting a healthy & safe environment. A 24/7 Bureau service would monitor & maintain the local BeMS, helping to drive energy savings by optimising localised strategies and operations supported by various industry leading data analytical tools.
However, collecting data from sensors is only one part of the puzzle. Understanding the data that’s collected and driving change, solving challenges and delivering the results will ultimately deliver the business results and goals. Reporting and analytical insights provide the building operator & the 24/7 Bureau team with tools to continually optimise the facility.
How does it work?
The Virus Risk Indicator looks at four factors of airborne virus risk to rank your risk level out of 10; virus survival rate, room occupancy, ventilation rate, and the body’s natural defences. These four factors use data based on three existing sensors: CO2, temperature and humidity.
Monitoring 7 parameters, every 5 minutes
Virus Risk Indication
CO2, temperature, humidity, radon,
TVOCs, pressure and light level
Real time air condition reporting
and response service
Unique expertise to drive programmatic real-time change
Cloud integration to 24-hour monitoring service
Interactive BeMS operation to reduce risk to occupants
Simple, non-intrusive installation of
Customisable dashboards, analytics, alarms & reports
Data integration into BeMS and other third party systems
Understanding of your indoor air quality
What if you already have a sensor installed?
Even if your building already has the Airthings Wave Plus sensor installed and connected to your BeMS via the cloud, Optimised Spaces can help. Our team of engineers are on hand to recommission your equipment, integrating Airthings’ sensors and customised control programs, so your BeMS can make real-time adjustments to your room CO2, humidity and temperature levels - making the environment inhospitable to airborne viruses.
Therefore reducing the risk of virus spreading, all whilst reducing energy consumption and improving overall comfort levels.
Bems Integration to Monitor Virus Risk
Optimised 24/7 Bureau
Once your solution is deployed we can also provide you a managed service to manage your sensors, data and insights as your service provider. Our deep knowledge or buildings, HVAC, controls, BeMS and integration means we are in a great place to help you develop your IoT aspirations and turn them into reality.
What does the Virus Risk indicator NOT do?
Address all transmission routes - The Virus Risk Indicator only takes into consideration the microdroplets that remain airborne for long periods of time and can travel long distances indoors. It does not look at other factors, such as surface contact and sneeze droplets.
Stop viruses - The Virus Risk Indicator doesn’t stop or kill viruses in a building, but it provides an indication of how high the risk of airborne transmission is. Allowing you to take action in order to mitigate the risk of passing a virus from one person to another, as a result of poor indoor air quality.
Act as a COVID-19-specific indicator - Airthings’ Virus Risk Indicator can be used for all airborne viruses, such as flu, and is not solely applicable to COVID-19.