Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property
Airthings' indoor air quality monitoring solutions will be offered by over 500 channel partners of Carrier brand, and fire and security specialist, Edwards in the United States and Canada under a new distribution partnership.
Airthings is recognised as a global leader in IAQ solutions and energy-saving technology, with Edwards recognised as a leader in fire detection and alarm solutions.
In addition to extending the distribution of Airthings' technology, the agreement represents tremendous progress toward making air quality monitoring as critical a component of commercial buildings as the ubiquitous everyday smoke detector.
Angie Gomez, Edwards president, explains: "Edwards and Airthings share a mutual commitment to improving indoor environments.
"Expanding our comprehensive fire and life safety offering to include indoor air quality monitoring will further enable our customers to create safer, healthier indoor environments."
Under the new agreement Edwards will commercialize the Airthings for Business solution through its Channel Partners in the United States and Canada. The solution which, according to Airthings can be set up ina matter of minutes, allows building owners and facility operators to monitor, visualize and control indoor air quality to ensure a safer and healthier environment, whilst saving on energy costs. It also utilizes wireless monitors running on long-lasting batteries for easy scalability.
Airthings' sensors additionally provide air quality data to Abound, Carrier’s new open-technology platform which is designed to make building environments more intelligent, efficient and responsive. Abound aggregates data from different systems and sensors and provides building owners, operators, and occupants transparency into relevant and contextual insights about air quality, thermal comfort, and other performance data. Airthings’ sensors will provide indoor air quality data and insights to the Abound platform via the Airthings API.
Oyvind Birkenes, Airthings CEO, comments: "Airthings is on a mission to empower the world to breathe better through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions.
"Together with Edwards and Carrier, we can build on our pursuit of making air quality sensors an essential element of every building and home–helping even more people take control of their air quality and protect their health.
"Entering a strategic agreement with a brand like Carrier is a massive step that will accelerate the evolution of air quality monitoring into an indispensable aspect of any HVAC system or building safety solution.”
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
Buildings can harbor high levels of harmful substances and create conditions that are detrimental to not only health and wellbeing but productivity too. In fact, the air indoors is typically 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors according to the EPA. Since most people spend 90% of their time indoors, whether that is in school, the office or other buildings, it is important to ensure good air quality indoors.