A healthy buildings monitoring and reporting service is being developed to help building owners comply with a forthcoming standard on indoor environments.
The new service, W-360, is a partnership between building services consultancy EFT Consult and building data aggregator Metrikus and is dedicated to monitoring and improving indoor environments.
W-360 sensors (with LoRa, 5G & wifi connectivity) measure a building’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) levels and report to a customisable dashboard on the condition of air quality parameters – such as particulate matter, CO2 and other pollutants – lighting levels, thermal comfort (including temperature and humidity) and soundscape. All of these factors can negatively affect human health and well-being, W-360 said.
The launch of W-360 follows the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) decision in April to fast track the development of PAS 3003, sponsored and written by EFT Consult and its partners, into a new standard (BSI 40102) designed for measuring, monitoring and reporting indoor environmental quality and well-being of occupants.
W-360 said its service will help companies understand and implement the new standard. Its service will include an assessment of the existing quality of indoor environments, building design and installation services, and the installation and management of a range of sensors.
EFT Consult CEO David Kieft said: “We are very proud to unveil this exciting new venture at a time when concerns around indoor environments and decarbonisation are very much coming to the fore. We have been heavily involved with developing standards in this area and we are delighted to with the work of the BSI in taking this forward.
“We look forward to working through W-360, to drive this process forward and help many organisations along the way.”