MEZeroE is a European Commission research project that aims to accelerate technologies to promote healthy indoor environment and carbon neutral innovations.
Arbnco has been awarded €278K for its role in the five-year project, which is coordinated by EURAC research – an innovation centre for applied research and scientific training headquartered in South Tyrol, Italy.
This comes off the back of news last month that Glasgow-based arbnco is set to trial a new digital air quality platform with consumers in Energy Systems Catapult’s Living Lab.
Arbnco’s indoor environment monitoring platform, arbn well, provides real-time feedback of the effects of the indoor environment on health and well-being.
With a growing focus on improving ventilation in buildings due to Covid-19, the global ventilation market is expanding rapidly and has already exceeded £2bn in value and expected to reach almost £9bn by 2027.
Arbnco’s digital platform gathers a range of data from air monitoring sensors – including temperature, humidity, CO2, volatile organic compounds, particulate matter and formaldehyde – along with data on the property and occupants.
This provides analysis on air quality issues as well as delivering alerts on potential safety issues and advice on mitigating health impact.
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Andrew Stewart, arbnco R&D Manager, says: “With 25 partners across Europe, this is an exciting opportunity for arbnco to collaborate with other net-zero technologies to further develop and enhance our indoor environment monitoring platform.
“We launched arbn well over two years ago in 2018, and ever since – especially in a Covid-19 world, we’ve seen indoor air quality attract increasing attention as an issue with cross-industry implications.
“arbnco is developing the technology of the future that will ensure buildings deliver optimum health, happiness and wellbeing for its occupants.”
arbnco is now marketing the arbn well platform worldwide to enable organisations to understand how the quality of their real estate affects employee satisfaction and productivity.