ENVIRA IoT, a company specialized in advanced environmental monitoring and a leader in comprehensive automatic systems for monitoring environmental quality, air quality networks, and manufacture of devices with IoT technology, has expanded its presence in Cyprus signing a strategic partnership with Lelantus Innovations. From now, the company will offer the indoor air quality monitoring solution Nanoenvi IAQ. This is a device that continuously monitors indoor air quality so that building managers can make decisions to improve the health and well-being of people.
Awareness of indoor air quality in Cyprus
Considering that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, breathing clean air is essential for health. The US Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoors, and the World Health Organization has warned that poor indoor air quality can cause short-term and long-term health risks.
Exposure to high levels of indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can cause headaches, dry throat, eye irritation, and runny nose. Likewise, exposure to particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM10) can also cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. All of these are symptoms associated with the well-known SBS (Sick Building Symptoms) or sick building syndrome.
Now buildings can achieve and maintain safe air levels with an indoor monitoring system. Nanoenvi® IAQ is an IoT device that indicates when the air quality is above or below the thresholds recommended or permitted by the corresponding current regulations.
Nanoenvi IAQ devices monitor the following parameters.
- Carbon dioxide (CO2).
- Carbon monoxide (CO).
- PM10 and PM2.5 particles.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Relative Humidity (RH).
- Atmospheric pressure.
Based on them, the device calculates an air quality index (AQI) that monitors the level of health and well-being in indoor spaces. Users will be able to know the quality of the air they breathe through color codes.
The possible values of the index move in the range 0-7, where:
- 7 optimum quality (blue LEDs).
- 4-6 good quality (green LEDs).
- 2-3 moderate quality (yellow LEDs).
- 0-1 poor quality (red LEDs).
About Lelantus Innovations
Lelantus is a startup company based in Cyprus, that was founded in 2020 by a team with a strong scientific and technological background. Lelantus goal is to bring to the market cutting-edge research outputs including innovative solutions for estimation, monitoring and control for Intelligent Buildings. In Lelantus they are at the forefront of research and innovation regarding solutions for ensuring a healthy, safe and productive Indoor Working Environment. Lelantus aim at empowering businesses to both improve the quality of occupants’ lives and at the same time lower their costs.
About ENVIRA IoT
ENVIRA IoT is led by an engineering team with more than 35 years of experience in the design, integration and commissioning of systems for measuring environmental quality and polluting emissions. ENVIRA IoT provides solutions to create shared value to build a sustainable environment. The projects developed for monitoring environmental parameters, as well as the analysis of the data collected and its display and communication, are remarkable for their reliability and capacity to be tailored according to their clients’ needs.