Air Quality as a Service
The Indoor Environment, Energy Management, Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Education, Smart Facilities
Demand control ventilation platform Aircuity has launched "Air Quality as a Service" (AQaaS), an indoor air quality (IAQ) solution to helps building owners create healthy buildings that meet COVID-19 re-entry and longer term requirements for the indoor environment.
As an operating expenditure, AQaaS requires no or low upfront capital, making it easier – and faster – to deploy in existing buildings.
The company approaches each AQaaS engagement by working with clients to prioritize their portfolio for IAQ improvement and identifying each organization's largest operational and energy savings potentials. In many cases, untapped savings opportunities exist in critical environments and other highly variable occupancy spaces. These savings opportunities can easily help fund such air quality improvements to create a positive cashflow implementation and a true "win-win-win" for investing organizations, as follows:
- Owners: see dramatically improved air quality and lower operating costs;
- Occupiers: get a platform and understanding of better air quality; and
- Operators: get a life cycle platform approach to managing and maintaining air quality over the life of the facilities
Dan Diehl, Aircuity CEO, explains: "Aircuity's Air Quality as a Service addresses building owners' need to deploy comprehensive air quality programs through a sustainable and economic strategy for both the current COVID-19 pandemic and the undeniable future demand for healthier buildings.
"We view this AQaaS solution as a 'best practice' to address the growing demand for healthy buildings, and it comes without a dramatic increase in operating costs or large upfront capital. Aircuity customers can access AQaaS at a time of historic low cost of capital and can immediately leverage identifiable and proven efficiency opportunities while achieving comprehensive and verifiable outcomes.
"Our's AQaaS solution meets the challenge of improved air quality with stricter sustainability mandates in a tough economic environment. Healthy buildings are now a fundamental requirement for most businesses and institutions, and AQaaS will help them leverage Aircuity's experience working with leading institutions in commercial real estate, higher education, life sciences, government and K-12 to implement a triple bottom line approach to secure health, efficiency and productivity."
Development of the AQaaS solution took account of lessons learnt by the company as a result of more than two decades' experience of delivering IAQ solutions, including work it has undertaken in the critical environment space and in collaboration with owners and operators of large building portfolios.
Aircuity will offer AQaaS as a tool to assist a larger segment of the market, and especially clients who need to address immediate air quality concerns.