Air quality in the age of Covid, the vein of the new economy-enterprise

After a two-year pandemic, new concerns about office air quality have led to the success of companies offering devices that control indoor CO2 concentrations, which were featured at international exhibitions.

At the world real estate trade fair “Mipim” in Cannes (Southern France), a strangely shaped bird sits on the stall of the Danish company Leapcraft. This is actually a CO2 sensor, and the chirp begins when a certain concentration in the air is exceeded. This indicates that it is time to ventilate or go out for fresh air. The company offers several models. The most playful birds are aimed at the general public and schools. Other than that, in the case of an office, it looks like an internet box that is fixed to the wall or ceiling. They are connected to the network and can capture other data.

Since the end of 2020, Leapcraft has tripled its sales, which cannot meet all the demands and guarantees AFP boss Vinay Venkatraman due to the global shortage of semiconductors. “The turning point was when we admitted that Covid had transmitted in the air,” he explains. The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is transmitted primarily by aerosols. Aerosols are ultra-lightweight particles that accumulate in the air of poorly ventilated rooms and remain suspended. Therefore, measuring CO2 content is a means of assessing indoor air renewal and, therefore, the risk of transmission. “The biggest change in the pandemic is talking about + ordinary people + ventilation,” says Vinay Venkatraman. Previously, only people with respiratory problems or allergies were talking about ventilation … “

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Air quality-related demands are often under pressure from employees and testify to companies that AFP has met. “There are (requests), especially in some countries such as France, the Netherlands and Belgium,” explains Aakash Ravi, founder of Spaceti, a Dutch company that specializes in collecting and using data for office buildings. .. “CO2 levels are important because they aren’t precisely regulated. For these customers, it’s an employee requirement,” he says.

“Everyone is now much more concerned about building health than before Covid. It’s definitely a big change,” said William Cowell de Gruchy, founder of the UK company Infogrid, using building data. Specializes in. And among the different types of devices it offers, devices for controlling air quality are currently dominant.

Prior to the pandemic, they were the third requested product … the one used to detect legionellosis. Legionellosis is a disease often caused by poorly tuned air conditioners and pipe failures. Infogrid provides customers with crossing CO2 rates with humidity and temperature rates to more accurately estimate the risk of the virus. “The pandemic is an awakening call and is becoming the standard for businesses around the world. They no longer go back and ignore air quality,” says William Cowell of Gruchy.

At the world real estate trade fair “Mipim” in Cannes (Southern France), a strangely shaped bird sits on the stall of the Danish company Leapcraft. This is actually a CO2 sensor, and the chirp begins when a certain concentration in the air is exceeded. This indicates that it is time to ventilate or go out for fresh air. The company offers several models. The most playful birds are aimed at the general public and schools. Other than that, in the case of an office, it looks like an internet box that is fixed to the wall or ceiling. They are networked and can capture other data. Since the end of 2020, Leapcraft has tripled its sales, which is a drawback of the global shortage of semiconductors, failing to meet all the demands and guarantees AFP a boss. Vinay Venkatraman. “The turning point was when we admitted that Covid had transmitted in the air,” he explains. The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is transmitted primarily by aerosols. Aerosols are ultra-lightweight particles that accumulate in the air of poorly ventilated rooms and remain suspended. Therefore, measuring CO2 content is a means of assessing indoor air renewal and, therefore, the risk of transmission. “The biggest change in the pandemic is talking about + ordinary people + ventilation,” says Vinay Venkatraman. Previously, only people with respiratory problems or allergies were talking about ventilation … Employees testify to the company AFP met. “There are (requests), especially in some countries such as France, the Netherlands and Belgium,” explains Aakash Ravi, founder of Spaceti, a Dutch company that specializes in collecting and using data for office buildings. .. “CO2 levels are important because they are not strictly regulated. For these customers, it’s an employee requirement,” he says. Change also ensures that William Cowell de Gruchy, the founder of the British company Infogrid, specializes in leveraging building data. And among the various types of devices it offers, devices for controlling air quality are currently dominant. Before the pandemic, they were the third requested product … a product for detecting legionellosis. Air conditioner or broken pipe. Infogrid provides customers with crossing CO2 rates with humidity and temperature rates to more accurately estimate the risk of the virus. “The pandemic is an awakening call and is becoming the standard for businesses around the world. They no longer go back and ignore air quality,” says William Cowell of Gruchy.

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