Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for both your students' and teachers' comfort and health. Inadequate air quality has been directly linked to a number of short- and long-term health issues. With the average person spending 87% of their time indoors, whether this be at work, at school, or at home, it is important to understand what contributes to good indoor air quality, how to identify low air quality and how we can improve it if necessary.
Students work best when they're comfortable. Temperature is key to maintaining a comfortable environment within classrooms. Excessively low or high temperatures can be uncomfortable and limit students' productivity. Temperature changes can also cause physical reactions that affect the body's susceptibility to viruses and other airborne pathogens. Further, higher temperatures can encourage the growth of mould, which leads to further health implications if untreated.
The amount of moisture in the air can interfere with the body’s natural cooling mechanisms. Low humidity can cause skin and throat irritation, and leave you more vulnerable to infection. As with temperature, if humidity levels become too high, mould may begin to form.
Poor air quality in schools and educational environments can have a serious impact on students’ performance, comfort and safety. With nearly one in 13 children of school-age having asthma, and evidence that exposure to allergens and airborne particulates plays a role in triggering asthma symptoms, it is important that classroom air quality remains excellent. Further, those areas with poor ventilation and low air quality, increase the chances of viruses, such as Covid-19, being transmitted.
There are a number of parameters that contribute to air quality, including temperature, humidity, CO2, VOCs, particulate matter, and pressure. Often, pollutants which contribute to poor air quality are invisible or hard to detect with the naked eye.
EL-WEM continuously observes Indoor Air Quality, monitoring temperature, humidity, particulate matter, VOC’s and pressure to ensure air quality is always excellent.
If the air quality becomes poor, an alert is automatically sent to selected users to warn them of the change.
Thanks to the device’s Cloud-connectivity, all readings are automatically uploaded to the EasyLog Cloud.
EL-WEM monitors five key contributing parameters to Indoor Air Quality:
EasyLog Cloud harnesses the power of IoT to automate data logging, with instant notifications that keep you in touch. All data is held in secure storage, and can be accessed 24/7 from any internet-connected device. Features include user and location management, so the system scales easily and works to suit your needs. From simple domestic environmental monitoring, to compact business systems with just a few measuring points, and corporate solutions with hundreds of sensors around the globe. The flexibility that EasyLog Cloud offers makes property management easier and more achievable than ever before.
The EasyLog Cloud dashboard offers quick and easy access to data, status, notifications and alerts on your key data logging devices. From here you can view the current status of your devices, and quickly navigate to those which require your attention.
Take advantage of EasyLog Cloud's extensive but straightforward device management screen. Your devices can be grouped by location, allowing you to seamlessly manage multiple devices across multiple properties, all on one device.
Never miss a critical event with EasyLog Cloud's flexible notification system. Customise alert limits, delays, and recipients on your dashboard. If a device breaches your set limits, a warning email (or SMS if selected by user) is sent to your chosen address, and is highlighted on your dashboard.
Review and analyse your data with powerful graphing functionality. Historical data is stored on your cloud account, and is accessible from anywhere, at any time.
Keep track of events and activity with EasyLog Cloud's detailed system and device audit trail