smart product | august 2021
analyses the air we breathe
Breeze small-scale air quality sensors can measure common pollutants such as carbon and nitrogen oxides, ozone, particulate matter and many more. The Breeze Environmental Intelligence Cloud allows real-time analysis of urban air quality data.
The Breeze Environmental Intelligence Cloud is gathering real-time data from Breeze air quality sensors as well as external data sources. The cloud platform can assist facility management, environmental scientists, municipality management and governments in understanding air quality, its influences and how to improve it. Breeze supports in finding solutions for local air quality challenges – providing a database with over 3,500 clean air actions to improve air quality.
Status & Application:
Ready for market; Breeze sensors are already in use in several countries.
URBAN MENUS Analysis
Characterization along 5 societal goals: Happiness, Safety, Innovation, Profitability and Circularity.
The graph below shows for which of these themes the product is mainly relevant on a societal level. Some products are more specialized, while others may be covering all topics equally. The results are based on a self-evaluation questionnaire that was developed by URBAN MENUS and filled in by the products or services themselves.
Below is an explanation of how the product or service may contribute to the 5 themes, based on the information provided by the solutions in the onboarding process as well as research by the URBAN MENUS team.
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Breeze provides information about air quality, as well as suggests possible adjustments to improve air quality in particularly burdened neighbourhoods. Improved air quality can lead to a healthier and more liveable environment, likely incentivising people to spend more time outside together as a community.
The monitoring can contribute to the general feeling of safety for the citizens, as air pollution (which is a major public health concern) can be detected at an early stage. Other factors of safety in a city, such as feelings of safety at night, orientation etc. are not addressed however, as this is not the focus of the product.
In addition to the sensors, users also receive the possibility to analyze the data and work with it. A catalogue is provided, with more than 3,500 individual clean air actions to improve local air quality in the most efficient and effective way, therefore contributing to education about these issues.
The possible health benefits of improved air quality can contribute to savings within the healthcare system of a city or country as a whole.
The sensors have been designed modularly, with repair and recycling in mind; old sensors are refurbished to be used in future projects. On a societal level, Breeze can support in meeting climate targets and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions.