Grosvenor Engineering Group (Grosvenor) has launched a unique Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Service (IAQMS) that utilises an Internet of Things (IOT) platform to actively track conditions to improve the quality of air in the built environment.
IAQMS tracks nine important air quality parameters in real-time including temperature, humidity, lighting levels, sound, CO2, VOC, particulates, air flow and occupancy.
Rod Kington, National Sustainability Manager for Grosvenor Engineering Group, comments, “The new air quality service is the first of its kind in Australia. The quality of air in the build environment significantly impacts people’s health and productivity. It is therefore becoming an important benchmark for facility and property owners to ensure the wellbeing of occupants in their facilities.
“IAQMS delivers a holistic approach to the management of air quality. Wireless sensors (up to 240) are placed throughout the building which are either ceiling or wall-mounted. They are connected to an IOT dashboard that includes key analytics findings. The IOT platform alerts engineers if conditions stray outside defined parameters. Specialists can then tailor and implement a solution.”
According to the Department of Environment and Energy, Australians spend about 90 per cent of their lives indoors, whether at home, work or shopping. While extensive research on this topic has not been released, according to the CSIRO, poor indoor air quality may cost the economy as much as $12 billion a year.
Mr Kington added, “The aim of IAQMS is to ensure the occupants of buildings live in a healthy built environment. IAQMS is unique in its ability to provide an end-to-end solution that delivers definable outcomes for occupants.
“A comprehensive air quality solution is imperative to proactively address poor indoor air quality and thus supports assets value.”
The key benefits of IAQMS include it delivers measurable improvements in indoor air quality; helps promote energy savings and CO2 reductions; aids building control systems and improves HVAC operation to increase occupant productivity.
Grosvenor maintains technical assets for over 17,000 facilities across Australia. IAQMS will be rolled out across Grosvenor’s building network.