Though IAQ can be a very Complex and Scientific Invisible Threat…We make it Simple
Indoor environmental quality sensors are used to measure the air quality within and around buildings, as it relates to the health and comfort of the building occupants. Indoor air quality sensors are a key component in sophisticated residential and commercial building air handling systems. Airborne contaminants can affect your breathing, mental acuity and overall
health. But knowing about the air you breathe in real time in your present environment can help you take the necessary remedial steps you need to maintain a healthy building and thus healthy people (building occupants). The IAQ Guard 2.0 system keeps it simple and is designed to enable you to do exactly that.
We spend 90% of time indoors, and breath about 3,000 gallons of air a day. Don’t think Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is that important? Think again. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has been associated with infections and deaths among workers. Infectious aerosols is intended to inform appropriate infection control measures to protect workers. Studies of cough aerosols and of exhaled breath from patients with various respiratory infections have shown striking similarities in aerosol size distributions, with a predominance of pathogens in small particles (<5μm) which fall into the range of PM1.0 and PM 2.5. These are immediately respirable. Small increases in 1ug/m3 in long term exposure to PM 1.0 and PM 2.5 air pollution lead to large increases in the COVID-19 death rate.(1) An optimally operated and hygienically clean HVAC system can help reduce the risks of bio-aerosol dissemination. Clean, optimal air quality is a part of our Healthy Buildings program.
Now you can gain the peace of mind by having the air quality in your buildings constantly monitored for changes with the IAQ Guard®2.0 service provided by Building Sciences at Pure Air Control Services. IAQ Guard®2.0 is a battalion of monitors that are strategically placed around your building to log readings for specific IAQ parameters and report back to you and our Building Sciences team. If certain parameters show any consistent signs of trouble our team is notified and will respond to you and the situation accordingly depending on the state of the condition.
It’s like having a centurion standing watch over your building and occupant health.
IAQ Guard® 2.0 is one of the critical cutting-edge air quality sensors for a continuous monitoring of environmental conditions. It not only records real-time data on various environmental contaminants but also produces critical data for optimizing and utilization of energy consumption in indoor environments.
IAQ Guard® 2.0 with a supporting web-based platform helps in managing complex health and hygiene situations within a building that are faced by the occupants. This sensor-based technology enables the building owners and managers that are engaged in monitoring and providing solutions to combat problems of building health and hygiene and optimization of energy consumption. Due to their affordability, compact size, capability of monitoring diverse types of indoor contaminants and user-friendly operation put IAQ Guard® 2.0 on the forefront at the marketplace. This sensor is capable of monitoring temperature, relative humidity, Particulate Matter (PM), carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and formaldehyde (HCHO). This can be used both for clean room monitoring as well as regular indoor air quality evaluation.
Clean Room Grade
• IAQ Guard® 2.0 is an affordable and proven method to monitor particulate matter in cleanroom set-ups.
• It provides the information on airborne entities to determine the cleanliness of the tested area.
• Carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring through this device help in determining the occupancy load and help in suggesting the proper air dilution/exchange to maintain acceptable air quality.
• The readings on relative humidity captured by this device help in the environmental risk assessment for microbial growth.
• Data on the Volatile organic compounds reveal the presence/any residual compound in and around the test environment for determining the appropriate use of disinfectants to avoid risks due to any such compound within a closed environment.
• Over all data help in managing, monitoring, and effectiveness of corrective action/s, if any for the appropriateness of cleanroom.
• Soon this sensor will enable the users to learn microbial proliferation in cleanroom with the addition of virus and mold index.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”
Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.
What Are the PMs?
Particulate Matter (PM), also known as soot, is made of microscopic solid particles or liquid droplets that are either emitted directly into the air or formed by pollutants that combine in the atmosphere. PM is usually measured in three size ranges, which are the most harmful to health: PM10, PM2.5, and PM1.0
How it Works:
The IAQ Guard®2.0 monitors a variety of environmental conditions in an all in one outlet-powered module. The simple out-of-the box installation process provides full operational accuracy of all real-time IAQ data to address most IAQ concerns. IAQ Guard®2.0 can provide data for the following:
• Temperature and relative humidity
• Dew point (DP)
• Total volatile organic compounds (TVOC)
• Particulate matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10)
• CO2 and other gases
• Formaldehyde (HCHO)
Benefits of IAQ Guard®2.0 Monitoring
• Continuously receive real-time IAQ data to ensure compliance and fix any deviations
• Ensure IAQ is meeting ASHRAE, LEED, OSHA and/or International Well Building Institute Standards by creating required reports and seamless record keeping
• Establish IAQ standards within your building to create a healthy environment for building occupants
• Monitor changes in IAQ and correlate them to building performance
• Reduce project liability exposure for damage to sensitive critical infrastructure
IAQ Guard®2.0 reports to our Building Sciences team and the client with fixed charts in a dashboard and will even correlate your indoor conditions with your outdoor current weather conditions to help detect any potential anomalies.
Real Time Monitoring & Reporting Anywhere
IAQ Guard® 2.0 is also designed to provide versatility to monitor indoor air quality remotely. The data obtained by this device is useful for making an immediate decision to mitigate or manage solutions for providing acceptable conditions to enhance productivity by maintaining health and hygiene within a closed environment.
• Integrated air quality sensor module with function to capture data with a specified floor plan
• Presentation of data in a versatile manner helps in portfolio-based analysis.
• Web-based platform for storage and accessibility via mobile or desk top devices
• Real-time rule and alerts transmitted to the respective parties using text or email
• Automated report generation
• Enterprise level security, hosted on AWS FedRAMP compliant servers
• Easy to installed and deploy
• Remote operation and maintenance
The Power of a Cloud Based Platform Reporting
IAQ Guard® 2.0 generate real-time and customize reports for building owners, tenants, property manages and any other stack holders that are easy to
understand the air quality of the place where the data was collected.
The automated report generated through this device can be transmitted on daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis to all the parties approved to receive any such report.
A timely transmitted notification on the air quality via IAQ Guard® 2.0 enables the user/stakeholder to take immediate action/s or manage or maintain acceptable air quality.
Time is crucial in the event of unacceptable indoor air quality. This device provides real-time data to control the risk and many a time assists in mitigation or manages it to avoid any further lost due to any such conditions.
IAQ Guard® 2.0 custom reporting can be based on multiple sensors and it is versatile for customizing the findings that can help in identifying the conditions that are not favorable for running the equipment or the occupancy and an appropriate action is warranted.
Total Visibility & Control:
All of Your Monitors & WIFI Air Cleaning
Devices in One Place
Interactive Floor Plans
Keep an eye on your facilities at a-glance with the interactive floor plan feature in IAQ Guard®2.0. Just upload then image and plot where your air quality monitors are, as well as any connected air cleaning devices. Once configured, you can hover the location and see all of the data in pop-up window. It’s a great way quickly check in on building conditions!
Just like it sounds, Autopilot takes the guesswork out of reacting to initial downturns in environmental conditions. Tolerances and thresholds for good IAQ are set according to industry best practices. If any parameter exceeds its acceptable threshold an alert is sent to the admin and connected air cleaning devices will be engage to immediately start corrective action. Once the conditions return to normal the devices automatically turn off.
AI Swarm Technology
Now you can connect more than just air quality monitors to IAQ Guard®2.0! Using AI Swarm Technology any WIFI enabled equipment and air cleaning technology (only certain air purifiers) using the Zigbee protocol can be connected, controlled and reported upon through the Autopilot section of the online dashboard. Imagine creating a smart building that monitors AND reacts to changes to the indoor environment!
IAQ Guard®2.0 Specifications
IAQ Guard®2.0 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Sensor Packages makes it easy to deploy and monitor a variety of environmental conditions in seconds. These packages can provide a variety of sensor data depending on the configuration. Standard sensor options include: Temperature, Relative Humidity, Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), Particulate Matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10, CO2 and Formaldehyde).
The IAQ GUARD®2.0 Difference:
Backed by Decades of Building Data and Science
We understand that the new technology market can be crowded and confusing. Especially where indoor air quality is concerned. There are now numerous devices that can monitor conditions and send data. That, in and of itself, is nothing unique or innovative. The critical differences come down tomainly two areas of focus.
1. Was the product designed and calibrated to accurately track building health?
Pure Air Control Services, with over 37 years (1984) of IAQ experience, was integral to the development of IAQ Guard®2.0 to ensure the highest level of functionality and usability. The tolerances of the sensors as well as how they report data in the visual dashboard were vetted and revised by our team of PHD microbiologists, industrial hygienists, mechanical engineers and building sciences engineers. In fact, the IAQ Guard®2.0 air quality monitors were tested in EDLab’s Environmental Test Chamber to certify efficacy!
2. How do you interpret and use the data being sent to improve building health?
Most air quality monitoring products are just that, “products”. They take readings and display them in an app or on a dashboard. In the end it’s just raw data in need parsing to evaluate patterns that might pose a risk. IAQ Guard®2.0 puts a professional Indoor Air Quality firm on your team! We can advise you on the best way to setup alerts, notice trends and quickly consult on corrective actions if needed. No other IAQ app does this.With the IAQ Guard®2.0 platform and Pure Air Control Services, know that you have decades of experience to help you deploy, discern and determine prescriptive solutions to correct any building health issues that arise.
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