A pilot project for air quality monitoring begins in elementary schools


The city administration of the City of Zaprešić in Croatia will choose classrooms and schools that will be the first beneficiaries of the Smart Sense AirQ Indoor system, which will enable the prevention of possible negative impacts of poor air quality on the health of students and professors. They say that this is another step by which the City of Zaprešić is trying to raise the standard of living of its fellow citizens, especially the youngest.

AirQ Indoor is a system for the indoor air quality monitoring. It continuously monitors key air parameters: temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide (CO2). The sensor uses red color LED to signalize the increase of CO2 values above the permissible levels, and the system graphically and numerically displays accumulated values over the desired period and sends a notification to system users in case the value is too high. Based on the results, the schools can respond by opening the windows, humidifying the air or reducing the temperature. That way, air quality will improve and cognitive abilities of students will rise accordingly, as well as the effectiveness of teachers and professors in the transfer of knowledge.

"This way, all students, especially those with chronic respiratory diseases are provided with working conditions that do not contribute to the deterioration of the symptoms. By optimizing humidity and temperature in the interior, we prevent an occurrence of a higher level of acute respiratory diseases. By regulating CO2 levels in indoor space, we help to prevent adverse effect of CO2 levels on cardiovascular system symptoms, such as pulse and blood pressure variations.", say from the city administration.