Just as mankind has a huge impact on our environment, the environment has a tremendous impact on our lives. Seven million people die every year due to air pollution (WHO); the productivity of white-collar workers decreases by up to 50% in offices with bad air quality (Harvard).
Yet, you cannot manage what you cannot measure. In regards to air pollution stakeholders currently rely on data from the macro perspective, because:
‐ Traditional air quality monitoring equipment comes in a package the size of a shipping container. It’s too complex and expensive to be practical for most uses.
‐ Users have been on their own to interpret data. While cities might have a department to translate environmental data into actionable policies, companies almost never do.
‐ There has not been any effective process of knowledge transfer from one company to another, one city to another, or even one city department to another.
With their disruptive technology, Breeze air quality sensors deliver real-time data, are up to 50.000 times smaller than traditional measurement equipment and up to 1.000 X cheaper. With small, affordable and easily deployable sensors, stakeholders can for the first time gather high‐resolution real‐time air quality data and adapt their decision‐making processes accordingly. Whether a car‐free zone, moss walls in the city center or cheaper public transportation can achieve the biggest improvement in urban air quality can be as easily decided as the best measures to improve indoor air quality, thanks to machine learning.
Through a simple and easy-to-use web application, Breeze explains the effects of real-time air quality levels to corporate management, predict possible improvements achievable through a huge number of different interventions and also provides a marketplace with vendors offering air quality improvement products and services.
For cities, Breeze gives the planning and environmental departments access to holistic and high-resolution live data. Breeze also offers an standardized API and is integratable with standard industry solutions like building management systems and business intelligence software. more