Tuu Picks: uHoo Aura
Meet the best in class indoor air quality monitoring device and improve the air your students breathe
Pollutants are harmful to young people’s health and may lead to physical health problems and weakened learning ability – given that children spend a large amount of their time in school, it’s essential for schools to be proactive in implementing tools that improve indoor air quality across campus.
4.2 million deaths per year are caused by air pollution, and the World Health Organization recommends substantial reduction in deaths and illnesses from this issue under the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good health and wellbeing)
This is why Tuu takes into account your school’s air quality in its calculation for your monthly Tuu Rating.
The Indoor Air Hygiene Institute states that a PM2.5 level of 12 μg/m3 or less, with infrequent or no spikes of 35 μg/m3 or higher, is considered healthy indoor air.
How does your school stack up against these recommendations?
Chances are you might not know, but with uHoo Aura – a comprehensive indoor environmental monitor – you can visualise the makeup of the air your students and staff are breathing in each classroom, every day, and take active steps to improve it.
Kindergarden, a nursery in Amersfoort, Netherlands, benefited from using uHoo.
It was receiving complaints from parents about their children’s restlessness and irritability while at home, worsening asthma symptoms and other health issues. Seeing the nature of the complaints, the nursery monitored their indoor air quality to understand what was causing the problems.
By monitoring specific indoor air quality factors using uHoo, Kindergarden was able to reduce carbon dioxide levels by 80% and achieve fresh air within the centre for 95% of the time.
School leaders were able to identify a pattern of low humidity level that was causing dry eyes and asthma, and immediately installed humidifiers to bring the humidity to healthier levels.
The uHoo Aura monitor, which Tuu recommends for schools, measures 13 metrics (with the option to add on toxic gases):
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Relative Humidity
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Dust Particles (PM10)
- Dust Particles (PM4)
- Dust Particles (PM2.5)
- Dust Particles (PM1)
- Air Pressure
- Light (Lux)
Want to track your school’s sustainability with Tuu but feel like you don’t have a handle on air quality? Get in touch with uHoo, our pick for best-in-class air quality monitoring solutions. Learn more and send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org telling them that you’re friends of Tuu. Together, we can make your school a more sustainable place for students to learn.