All employers have a duty of care to their employees – to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff. Internal air quality is the biggest missing element today, responsible for a range of issues from a loss of productivity to sick building syndrome. Using AirSensa to monitor your air continuously can offer reassurance that your duty of care is being properly discharged.
Most large office premises monitor the internal conditions of the building (such as temperature) continually via BMS, but only measure air quality twice a year or so. AirSensa offers a unique way to understand much more about how environmental conditions, external pollution, and indoor air quality inter-relate – and to ensure you know when and where problems might be originating.
Continuous monitoring of IAQ enables a profile of the indoor air environment to be created, identifying trends and the effectiveness of the HVAC and ventilation systems – leading to more efficient resource & energy management, a better indoor air environment and safer, more comfortable working conditions.
AirSensa external air pollution measurement around your premises is an important source of data for your overall monitoring, but also represents an investment in improving your local area. AirSensa external data contributes to the wider picture of pollution, which can help bring about positive change in local public space and transport planning.
Contributing external data to the wider AirSensa project is an important Corporate Responsibility opportunity; going further, some businesses are also sponsoring AirSensa equipment and pupil engagement programmes in local schools through our schools programme. Contact us to find out how sponsoring schools can help achieve your CR goals.
Measuring localised air pollution continuously and in real time is the first step towards delivering real mitigation and consequent health benefits to all, both through helping everyone avoid the worst pollution, and in supporting technical and legislative innovation to reduce it. The AirSensa project makes external data available free to local authorities and research partners to help attain those goals.
Better awareness about indoor and outdoor air pollution and how to avoid the main risks can result in better short- and long-term health outcomes for your employees. Better health and well-being benefits all concerned.
Research clearly shows that improving the indoor environment of your buildings and encouraging the right activities to reduce employees’ exposure results in better comfort at work, fewer sick days taken, and higher productivity in general.
Supporting the AirSensa project can engage your employees constructively, by knowing that your organisation has their well-being at heart, and through engagement with our schools and community programmes. Sponsorship of schools or local community monitoring offers your employees an opportunity to help deliver the message to young people and whole communities.
Deliver Change offers informative, engaging and inspirational talks to groups of any size in any industry sector. Topics covered can be tailored to suit the business, event type and specific interests of the business, and covers topics such as:
These presentations can be incorporated into specific company events such as sustainability weeks, World Environment Day, green weeks, lunch and learn, seminars and all-staff meetings, or any other format that works for your organisation.
“We are supporting this project because it is about property owners and occupiers giving something back to communities like London,” says David King, Chairman of Asset Services at CBRE. “If we can’t measure the air pollution levels in the city, we can’t do anything about them. This project is for the good of everyone in London and the UK, especially our children.”
AirSensa can be used to monitor pollutant levels and atmospheric conditions throughout the development and post development stages, which is a requirement. As well as that AirSensa can also be used to fulfil either of these regulations that may be imposed:
1: Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): local authorities can choose to charge this levy on new developments in their area. The money is used to support development by funding infrastructure that the council, local community and neighbourhoods want
2: Section 106: site specific mitigation of the impact of development or ‘developer contributions’