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Improving our health & productivity by improving indoor air quality

by natamyk, almost 2 years ago

We spend 90% of time indoors and one faulty heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can cost over $6,500/person/year in employee productivity losses. In addition, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems represent one of the largest components of building energy usage, wasting over 20% of electricity and significant carbon emissions. In fact, most HVAC systems waste excessive amounts of energy and over 25% of HVAC systems have undiagnosed issues, which result costly failures. Reliable operation of these systems depends on system age, the level of air pollution, air filtration effectiveness and environmental conditions. Efficient operation of HVAC systems depends on the reliable user and local environment data. However, the availability of such data is still severely lacking.

An HVAC system failure is particularly impactful in healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, urgent care centers and doctor’s offices, where building occupants are already immune-compromised making these people much more susceptible to airborne contaminants. Similarly, doctors, nurses, medical staff and visitors are more at risk because of increased exposure and the increased density of sick people within a given space.  More than one out of six patients leaving a hospital leaves the hospital with a hospital acquired infection, resulting in $28 - $45 billion in annual direct hospital costs.

WeavAir harnesses advanced sensor technology and predictive analytics to mange high value HVAC systems, save money, improve health & streamline operations. We develop patent-pending modules that attach to vents and filters to measure the air coming out of these systems. We combine sensor networks with predictive algorithms based on neural networks to prevent HVAC system failure and improve building occupant wellbeing. The system is easy to integrate in any type of building or facility no matter what type of HVAC system is installed and produces actionable insights for both building operators, building maintenance companies and HVAC equipment manufacturers.

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