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Fully integrated solution to both monitor and control indoor air quality thanks to a network of inbuilt sensors array combined with an AI driven management of the HVAC system

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 886446

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

AIRBOXLAB SA

Luxembourg

Objective

We spend 90% of our time in enclosed environments. Indoor air quality can be up to 5 times more polluted than outside, caused by factors such as the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter (PM), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), etc. Indoor air management is responsible for 30% to 50% of building energy costs. It is often difficult for facility managers who control ventilation inside buildings to obtain real-time indoor air quality (IAQ) data, and hence resort to overventilation to ensure safe levels of pollutants in their buildings. Current solutions are only solving part of the problem: They process air treatment but they have no feedback loop. Many technologies are available for air purification (e.g. Plasma Air purification, Electrostatic filtration, UV) but they do not provide any air monitoring to assess the quality of the air, thus they are always turned on which result in high energy costs. Some stand-alone air purifiers exist to monitor and control air quality, but the monitoring is very basic, the control of air treatment system very limited and energy consumption remain high. SAB is the first fully integrated solution to both monitor air quality and control air treatment systems thanks to its inbuilt multiple sensors combined with AI driven data processing which 1) reduce up to 50% the HVAC energy cost, 2) Improve the air quality by up to 15% (especially for the parameters PM 1, 2.5 and 10, tVOC, CO2, CO, NO2, O3), 3) improve comfort by fine tuning temperature on a pro-active mode, 4) offer an excellent return on investment (less than 3 years) and reduce maintenance up to 30%. AIRBOXLAB S.A. is a well-established engineering SME created in 2013 with an annual turnover around 3M€ and 16 full time employees. We already sold 15,000 units worlwide of our star product Foobot (ranked “best connected air monitor” by Berkeley Laboratory).

Coordinator

AIRBOXLAB SA

Address

3 Avenue Du Blues
4368 Belvaux

Luxembourg

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 886446

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

AIRBOXLAB SA

Luxembourg