Localised social platform for city-wide air quality information and change
UrbanZee measures entire cities in hyper-local detail and sells such information and related services through a social platform that also enables change. We present air-quality information in a way that is easy to understand and also provide the necessary detail if people want to learn more. People will gain a deeper understanding on the effects of air pollution on their health and the environment, when using our products.
Services for Startups
As we are growing ourselves, we have learnt a few lessons and productised those to be meaningful for other startups.
Services for Property Management
Research points out that “Eight percent of employees change a job as a result of
concern over workplace threats to health. But employer communication about workplace health risks was associated with less job change and less concern about indoor air quality” (Gucer, et.al.American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003)
And when it comes to employee productivity, “the quality and quantity of work generated by employees are influenced by the work environment and poor environmental conditions can cause inefficient worker productivity as well as reduce their job satisfaction. “ (Mathews, et.al., 2016, DOI:10.21275/v5i4.nov162579)
Our offering measures the air quality around and in a property, provide the necessary periodical reporting to management and employees working within the property, and provide recommendations to improve air quality within the work environment. These improvement will lead to higher job satisfaction, lower healthcare costs, and less employee turn-over.
This service also offers opportunities for brand development and PR-communication. Clearly communicating the care taken for the work environment and employee’s health enhances the company’s brand image and desirability as an employer.
Services for real-estate companies
Research shows that real-estate prices are affected by the levels of pollution around a property. We provide the following services for real-estate owners and real-estate agents:
- Reports based on a snapshot measurement (e.g. the neighbourhood of a property)
- Continuous monitoring with online reporting
- Web-integration of air quality information
Services for local governments
Local governments do already measure air quality, but are limited by costs to measure areas in hyper-local detail. The equipment used by UrbanZee provides indicative measurements and covers the most commonly compounds used on air quality indices: Sulphur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone (O3), coarse dust (PM10), fine dust (PM2.5) and ultra-fine dust (PM1) .
Services offered include:
- Cost-effective and continuous city-wide measurements
- Measure and report on specific areas of a city
- Forecasts on air quality
- Active daily air quality management (e.g. redirecting traffic around highly polluted areas)