How to maintain a healthy work and learning environment? That’s a million-dollar question. Weak construction work, lack of ventilation and mold can cause two kinds of damage. Firstly, there is material damage: in the worst-case scenario buildings in ill condition can be left empty, or it can take millions of euros to recondition them. Secondly, bad indoor air quality can ruin one’s health – mold and microbes are behind many symptoms ranging from asthma to cancer.
The more we know about the problem areas in construction phase, the easier it is to tackle the problems in the early stage. But could it be possible to monitor moisture, microbes and ventilation in already-built environments? Yes it could. Our solution is simple: measuring and mapping. Long-term measuring of indoor air and ventilation in service buildings, such as schools, is capable of revealing even small changes in the long term. Measurement can be used to detect, among other things, moisture, excessive carbon dioxide formation, or particulate matter.
Connected Finland and Connected Baltics offer an ample amount of indoor climate measurement devices as well as a FoxerIoT platform for easy, wireless and remote long-term air quality monitoring. Measuring does not solve the mistakes made in construction phase but helps to detect changes in indoor air – before the symptoms caused by it begin. In addition, the data generated by the devices can help to verify an existing problem in indoor air. We are hoping that air quality control will be introduced in advance, not after the problems are visible.
We understand the concerns indoor air quality raises and thus our mission is to fix it by measuring it. Our solutions make it easy to verify existing ventilation problems, excessive air humidity or excessive drought, air tightness, irritating odours, and particulate matter causing respiratory symptoms. With reference values and long-term measurement, it is possible to verify these problems – and thus intervene them.
We are here to make healthy indoor environments happen.