Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a global concern for health, wellbeing and productivity as people spend 90% of their time indoors. Where IAQ can be up to seven times worse than outdoor air quality, poor air quality in indoor spaces can lead to pathogen transmission, high CO2 levels that worsen cognitive function and can cause respiratory issues. Butterfly is a patented IAQ monitoring system including a suite of beautifully designed hardware with integrated software that has been developed at Imperial College London over the past four years to responsibly address this issue.
The Butterfly system offers dual functionality: monitoring and management. Particulate Matter (PM) is one of the biggest areas of focus for the next generation of building management. Butterfly can control the way a building ‘breathes’ offering both Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality measurement on a location specific basis to provide 20/20 vision – an industry first – with sensors measuring different levels of PM including PM1, PM2.5 and PM10. Butterfly can therefore help to reduce PM for current occupants plus minimise energy consumption with impactful benefits on sustainability – itself therefore contributing to lower emissions and a fully circular outcome.Click below to share this article