Think for a minute about how careful you are about what you drink. You would never drink ‘dirty’ water, right? Yet, the air we breathe is circulated through every major organ in our body within seconds of passing our lips – and we mostly ignore it.
AirZones is a new company set up to ensure we all enjoy good air quality. Billed as the first independent, star-rated standard for indoor air quality, AirZones looks set to bring a new competitive parameter to the region’s hospitality sector.
Spokesman and company co-founder Chris Leighton says: “If you could choose to go somewhere that you know has good, clean, healthy air, compared to somewhere with dirtier or more polluted air, where would you choose to go? We are helping businesses deliver healthier air to attract more customers. Improvements in air quality also mean less staff downtime, better concentration and better moods – literally, a better atmosphere!
“Air quality could well become a new competitive business differentiator, with people voting with their lungs. Our impartial, independent ratings are a step towards proper, honest environmental stewardship. We need AC to live comfortably in this region – but why risk suffering from health issues because of poor air quality?”
Using air quality sensors and monitors to analyse indoor air quality at a specific venue or ‘zone’, the company suggests simple improvements, such as changing products used in the space, to improve indoor air quality and the health of the building.
For commercial premises – like hospitality, F&B, education or offices – AirZones then awards an Indoor Air Quality Star Rating, from 1 to 5 stars. Customers, guests or clients can then make informed decisions about the venues they visit and where they choose to spend time and money.