The environmental quality of a space can shift drastically at a moment’s notice. All it takes is a few people standing in a room for carbon dioxide and temperature levels to rise. Multiply that on a grand scale and add in exterior factors like weather and building systems and it becomes clear that in order to maintain proper levels of health and comfort within a building, a solution holistic to the building itself needs to be in place.
Having provided a more holistic indoor environmental quality solution in the form of Wellsphere for some time now, Trane has recently announced that they will be introducing an extension to this product that will give building managers and facility owners the means to make decisions regarding indoor environments in real time with actionable data.
The new offerings bring together Trane’s Indoor Air Quality Assessment services, remote monitoring services, and integrated controls and sensors to diagnose building performance issues; prescribe optimal air quality and efficiency solutions; and automatically adjust HVAC systems based on real-time air quality indicators.
“Trane has been bringing deep expertise and leading technologies in building HVAC performance, sustainability and indoor environmental quality for decades,” said Donny Simmons, president, Commercial HVAC Americas, Trane Technologies. “We’re pleased to combine our unmatched building insights and data with new capabilities that keep building owners and facility managers more informed and in control of their air quality and energy efficiency.”
Environmental Insights Fuel Automation and Optimization
According to Trane, the integrated solutions work seamlessly with smart sensing technologies such as Awair Omni indoor air quality monitoring devices to measure pollutants such as particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide, which can negatively affect wellbeing, comfort and productivity. The insights also help support smarter energy usage and air quality monitoring requirements for building certifications like WELL, LEED, RESET and FitWel.
The new Indoor Air Quality Dashboard then displays the data in a simple and easily understood context for building owners and facility managers to act upon. An occupant-facing air quality and building performance report is also available to provide added peace of mind to those inside the building as demands for greater transparency into specific building operations continues to rise amongst consumers.