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Airthings: Ventilation Rate

Ventilation Rate is a new feature, measuring the estimated Air Exchange Rate (measured as ACH, or air changes per hour) and Airflow (currently available in API only) in a specific room or space. It helps to validate the following: 

  • Good indoor air quality: Higher air exchange rates correspond to better ventilation, improving indoor air quality and reducing risk of transmission of airborne viruses.  
  • Energy efficiency: Analyzing the Air Exchange Rate in rooms and buildings through the Airthings Dashboard or API enables optimization of ventilation systems to minimize energy consumption while providing healthy indoor air to where people are in a building. The Ventilation Rate feature from Airthings can also enable Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) in existing buildings. 
  • Regulatory compliance: Building codes and standards often stipulate minimum ventilation rates based on room size, use, and occupancy. These standards aim to achieve acceptable indoor air quality levels. According to ASHRAE 62.1, the target for any space should be at least five air changes per hour. 

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