by Brianna Crandall — May 3, 2019 — Awair, the creators of intelligent air quality monitoring solutions, has just announced that Awair Omni, the company’s enterprise indoor air quality (IAQ) monitor, now tracks light and noise levels in addition to air quality. Thanks to this new functionality, facilities owners and managers (FMs), realtors and other building professionals will be able to track light and noise levels in a way that benefits employees, tenants, customers and other occupants.
This new addition reportedly makes Omni one of the few devices available that tracks tenant wellness through a variety of factors, incorporating light, noise and air quality into its monitoring to create healthier, more productive spaces.
Importance of tracking noise and light
With the new update to Omni, Awair empowers professionals to have more control over the environment of their spaces, giving them the ability to optimize their indoor environments based on factors that contribute to optimal tenant wellness. Noise and light levels have been shown to have significant effects on a person’s productivity and health over time. Noise has a negative effect on tasks requiring reading comprehension and memory and can lead to increased illness and lower job satisfaction, according to a study conducted by Cornell University. The quality and temperature of workplace lighting can affect circadian rhythm for tenants, according to a study by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Ronald Ro, CEO of Awair, stated:
Awair is focused on empowering people and businesses to take control of their indoor environments. With light and noise tracking, Omni is giving building managers the knowledge they need to make sure they are providing the best possible living or working space.
Omni features enterprise-grade sensors that track the key factors of air quality (temperature, humidity, CO2, chemicals, and fine dust), along with light and noise, and provides actionable insights that allow FMs to create healthy, productive environments for their facilities.
Omni is already used by leading organizations like WeWork, AirBnB, Harvard, Stanford University and Google to keep their facilities optimized for employee and tenant health.
Omni recently achieved RESET certification to allow builders to use the product to earn coveted green building certifications such as WELL and LEED. The new air and noise tracking capabilities are key factors in achieving these certifications. The continuing certifications will help Awair continue to assist in better designing, building, monitoring and controlling building environments.
To learn more about Awair Omni for Business, visit the company’s website. Awair provides certified hardware and software solutions designed to seamlessly integrate with consumer products and building systems. Founded in 2013, the company has offices in San Francisco, CA, and Seoul, South Korea.