Aranet and Ubiqisense team up to combine data on air quality and space occupancy
The Ubiqisense-Aranet collaboration is good news for building managers who are in a race to create smarter buildings that are both energy efficient and can offer healthy indoor climate to its users. The win is mutual for both companies, as it will enable Ubiqisense to offer indoor air quality (IAQ) as part of its current space occupancy solution, while Aranet will be able to better correlate the number of people where it measures indoor air quality.
Air quality meets space occupancy
The agreement with Aranet adds an extra dimension to Ubiqisense’s platform, and all existing Ubiqisense customers will be able to add and access air quality sensors in one and the same dashboard. By combining the Ubiqisense analytics platform for occupancy data with Aranet’s air quality data, customers can crunch numbers across the platforms and create interesting insights. “It further supports the potential for reducing the cost of ventilation based on a combination of occupancy and IAQ data,” says CEO of Ubiqisense, Palle Dinesen and continues, “this combination has really interesting prospects that potentially play well into reducing the footprint from the operations of buildings.”
Doubling down on CO2
In the competition to attract people to come to their workplaces, indoor CO2-levels are highly relevant for a healthy indoor climate. Research by Harvard and DTU in office environments and in schools found that elevated levels of CO2 in indoor spaces lead to drowsiness and lower levels of productivity. “By combining Aranet’s air quality sensor with Ubiqisense’s space occupancy solution we enable customers to double down on CO2, because they can address the CO2 issue indoors and outdoors in one solution,” says Aranet Sales Manager, Martins Pavasars.
Enormous untapped potential
“With 27% of global GHG emissions coming from the operations of buildings, the potential for optimisation is enormous,” says Palle Dinesen. Ubiqisense’s space occupancy sensors give precise and actionable data about how and when buildings are being used – and by how many. Building managers can use this to adjust and reduce energy consumption and cost which inevitably leads to reduction of CO2 emissions from operations.
Ubiqisense is a Danish company at the forefront of occupancy and footfall sensors and analytics applications. With a strong commitment to delivering deep analytics on occupancy data, Ubiqisense empowers customers and partners with valuable insights into space utilization. The company’s solutions are deployed globally across various sectors, contributing to improved operational efficiency and informed decision-making. Ubiqisense is based in Copenhagen and serves companies and organisations in more than 20 countries globally.
· Harvard research in an office space found that high CO2 levels can decrease productivity, cognitive abilities, and general wellbeing. Average cognitive scores were 61% higher in office environments with low concentrations of CO2 compared to office environments with elevated levels. Source: https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/27662232
· CO2 levels have an impact on school students’ ability to concentrate. The higher the level, the lower the concentration. One of the recommendations from the studies is to purchase CO2 sensors that indicate when windows should be opened. Source: https://realdania.dk/publikationer/faglige-publikationer/forskningsbaserede-anbefalinger-for-godt-og-laeringsfremmende-indeklima-i-klassevaerelser—fuld