Energy series: How can we make existing buildings more energy-efficient?

Marie Bannister The final instalment in our 3 part series aims to answer the pivotal question: How can we make existing buildings more energy-efficient? The answer? Retrofitting. There are two main ways you can retrofit your building and make it more energy-efficient: building adjustments and smarter energy usage. Building adjustments If you own a building or facility, building…

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Energy Series: Why don’t we just build new energy-efficient buildings?

Marie Bannister – Airthings We’ve ascertained that the lack of data into existing buildings results in many being unaware of just how energy deficient their buildings are. Next up in our 3 part series asks the question: Why then, can we not simply build new energy-efficient buildings?Energy-efficient buildings, also known as ‘green buildings’, do have a massive…

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Energy Series: What’s the problem with buildings and energy efficiency?

By Marie Bannister – Airthings Welcome to the first installment of this 3 part series covering the key questions around energy savings. If you’re looking to save the planet and save energy costs, a new approach is needed. There are many costs to operating a business. Energy is a significant one, accounting for up to 32% of…

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How Airthings can help you reduce your building’s environmental impact

by Emily Moschowits The global carbon footprint of the built environment The environmental impact from buildings can be broken down into different categories. One way of distinguishing it is by looking at the impact from constructing the building versus the energy needed for everyday operations. Overall, the lifetime use of the building accounts for 28%…

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How you can earn more WELL points with Airthings for Business

by Marie Bannister – Airthings Does Airthings for Business help toward compliance with the WELL healthy building standard? Did you know we spend 90% of our time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often two to five times higher than usual outdoor concentrations?[1] For a growing number of businesses and facility managers, this…

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How we RESET certified Airthings HQ : Case Study

Marie Bannister – Airthings How do I use Airthings for Business solution to RESET Air certify my building? That’s a question we get a lot, and today we are going to show you how in this case study, with relevant links!  Background At Airthings, we want to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.…

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Use Airthings for Business towards The WELL Building Standard

Marie Bannister – Airthings What is the WELL standard? The WELL Building Standard  (WELL v2™) takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behaviour, operations and design. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light,…

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How can indoor air quality monitoring help your school? Infographic!

We’ve discussed many times before why indoor air quality should be everyone’s priority. And Airthings will continue to do so to help ensure students and staff breathe the fresh, clean air they deserve.  Taking steps to improve indoor air quality in schools has been shown to have a positive impact on key aspects of student performance. …

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Carbon dioxide monitoring: why we need to stop breathing in other people’s breath

Marie Bannister – Airthings Why is regulation being formed around Carbon Dioxide  (CO2) right now? With research suggesting that the Covid virus is mainly transmitted via airborne particles, governments worldwide are seeking to improve air quality in schools. We break down for you the latest approaches from across the globe, why legislators are getting involved, and…

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How indoor air quality affects asthma in schools—and how to control it

Marie Bannister – Airthings Asthma in education is a growing problem. How can you control the condition and make sure indoor air quality in your educational buildings has a positive effect on the health of students and staff? In this blog: How does asthma affect health? Why is asthma important for schools and educational institutions?…

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