A sustainable built environment is one that promotes the health and wellbeing of its occupants. However, many indoor spaces are extremely polluted and there is a distinct lack of awareness and understanding when it comes to the causes and effects of poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). In a recent survey AirRated commissioned, only 22% of respondents stated that they are knowledgeable about air quality.
The success of the solution lies in the AirScore’s ability to communicate data to the end user in a clear and accessible way. This was particularly valuable in a recent project with The Future Works; they needed a solution to optimise the IAQ of their building whilst empowering building occupants with knowledge of their environment.
AirRated wanted to communicate its findings through KPIs that would make sense to the everyman, so The Future Works’ residents understood their wellbeing was prioritised. It incorporated QR codes alongside the AirScore certification around the building. When scanned, the users saw detailed descriptions of the building’s score, the components that had been measured (what they are, their sources and impacts), and how thoughtful design and operation continues to deliver a consistently healthy and productive space to work.
This demonstrates the way in which the solution can not only help to make spaces healthier, but increase awareness and understanding of IAQ.
You can see how clients have used the AirScore to raise awareness of IAQ here: