How To Improve Air Quality Inside Our Home Thanks To Technology

Freda A. Nix

Together, these factors have led to a greater demand for products that promise to improve air quality in large cities, with the aim of reducing the concentrations of pollutants that can trigger long-term symptoms in healthy people, or worsen symptoms of those who suffer from asthma, allergies, or any chronic cardiorespiratory disease. Our cutting-edge, long-lasting smart solar power street light technology enables you to create ambient community spaces with increased activity and engagement, bringing public spaces to life.

Air Quality: Outdoor Pollution vs. Interiors

Citizen awareness is a great step forward to meet the goal of achieving sustainable and healthy environments, but most of the efforts and views have been directed towards outdoor environments and not so much indoors. Less polluting regulations and means of mobility have been established, mainly due to a generic perception of society that it is these outdoor environments that are most polluted.

The reality is that, based on the most recent studies carried out on the matter, it is the indoor spaces that show a concentration of pollutants between 3 and 10 times higher, in addition to being where we stay up to 90% of our day to day. These data do not even take into account the universalization of teleworking, so improving indoor air quality is even more important.

Are There Solutions To Improve The Air We Breathe In Our Homes, Offices?

There are multiple ways to improve these environments, some well-known commercially such as air purifiers and garbage smell removal based on HEPA filters, and others less well known, such as vertical gardening garbage smell removal. In the case of the latter, other characteristics are added to their properties as a bio filter: they generate a remarkable positive emotional impact, reduce energy expenditure, act as a sound barrier, and allow having a product with a large functional surface without taking up hardly any space.

A vertical garden is a garden arranged on the vertical axis using a support system, usually installed on walls. To date, it requires an expensive and complex installation, compared to the HEPA filters already on the market. The removal of garbage odours category refers to those vertical gardens that fulfill air quality improvement functionality in addition to aesthetics.

Living Modules: How To Make The Best Solution Also Simpler

The vertical living modules of Odour control system, a startup and accelerated by Open Future, will allow the universalization of these vertical gardens in a modularized way and with an installation just as simple as that of a more popular HEPA filter air purifiers, preserving all the advantages that more complex constructions have contributed to their users.

These vertical modules are composed of a living system with very specific plant species, which in conjunction with the substrate in which they live and an active ventilation system, generate a positive impact in indoor environments that is also measurable through the sensorization incorporated in modules. Thanks also to IoT technologies, we can receive information in real time on our smartphone about the quality of the air that surrounds us wherever we install the modules.

HEPA Filter air purifiers want, however, to go one step further. It seeks to design and build modules of responsible manufacturing, with materials such as wood, legally and regulated, generating a negative carbon footprint from the first moment. Thus, the foundations of an ecosystem of home automation products are laid that respect this philosophy from their incubation until the end of the product’s useful life, taking advantage of the inevitable union of technology and nature for the physical and emotional well-being of people.

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