Quarantine and Climate Change

During these uncertain times, the Covid-19 pandemic has evidently impacted industries and economies globally. Despite this, there has been one clear silver lining to this crisis – the environmental impact.

Major cities; Beijing, Delhi, Bogota and many other of the worlds most polluted cities have experienced a significant transformation. The once gloomy grey smog has changed to a clear blue sky. The World Health Organisation has shown that Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) has dropped below 20 – where anything over 25 is considered to be harmful. Unsurprisingly, the lack of cars on the road, planes in the sky, consumption of goods and burning of fossil fuels has resulted in benefiting the fight against climate change – however, what happens when things return to ‘normal’?

New Dehli’s India gate pictured in October 2019 and April 2020

Once the COVID-19 pandemic starts to slow down and governments around the world start to reduce sanctions, it is undoubtedly that the air pollution will increase drastically to pre-quarantine levels. However, hope is not lost yet. The capabilities we offer, allow normality to resume, whilst ensuring we are still reducing carbon emissions. On top of this, industrial efficiency will continue to improve and we can continue to fight climate change.

Nitrogen Dioxide concentration over France from March 2019 – 2020

Approximately 80% of the world’s energy is supplied from carbon-rich deposits formed over the decomposition of organisms buried beneath layers of sediment and rock. These are non-renewable fossil fuels, examples of these are coal, oil and natural gas. From this, residential and commercial buildings consume 60% of the world’s electricity. The USA uses 74.9% of electricity produced solely to operate buildings. With the increase in population and rapid expansion of communities, it has led to the rise of high-performing buildings.

Non Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM)

NILM is a process of analysing changes in an appliances voltage and current to deduce its individual energy consumption. We utilise artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics. NILM and other datastreams feed directly to this IoT software,  which delivers accurate operational costs in real time; equipment degredation and monitoring. You can derive actionable insights from this data. Managing these remotely on a digital platform offers a number of beneftis. By implementing these into a HBP we have found that consumers are able to highlight appliance degredation and maintenence. As a reult of this, you can optimises performance and make smarter investments. We have foud that this solution provides an average saving of 25%.

Facilities Management

Green building concept

High performance building concept focusing on improved air quality

High performance buildings (HPB) are defined as buildings with low energy consumption, low emissions  and sustainable aspects, including but not limited to security, durability, functionality and operational capacity. HBS’s are becoming increasingly popular amongst the commercial and corporate occupiers for a numbers of reasons. IoTSG is helping make this possible. We implement sensors that measure a range of variables, such as water and air quality, which can all be viewed remotely. Access to our digital platform provides a view of daily operations. Studies from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Study show that US business alone could save up to $58 billion in lost sick time, as studies show a direct correlation between healthy indoor air quality, and peoples overall health and wellbeing.

IoTSG is able to utilise and implement this technique across a range of facilities: from airports to shopping malls and many more. IoTSG is industry agnostic. Our plethora of uses all work towards our goal of reducing greenhouse gases and improving efficiency within industry.

IoT Systems Group can implement solutions to help your business save money, save employee and save the planet. If you’re interested in finding out more, dont hesitate to get in touch at https://iotsystemsgroup.com/contact-us/.