The AirRated Journal is a space dedicated to the expansive issue of air quality. From tips on how to improve your indoor air quality, to deep dives on environmental issues like air pollution and climate change, our articles explore a variety of air quality-related topics.

By increasing awareness of the implications of poor air quality, both indoor and outdoor, we hope to be part of the change that creates a healthier future for generations to come. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with if you have any questions or things you would like to see us write about next.


COVID-19: a biodiversity crisis?

Towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nature seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. A third of the world’s population was under lockdown in March, and as human activity subsided, the natural world appeared to thrive.  Skies looked clearer than ever before, and there were countless examples of nature reclaiming urban areas. A kangaroo … Read more

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The sinister truth about your stylish wood-burning stove: updated for 2022

The popularity of wood-burning stoves has risen dramatically in recent years. Around 1.5 million UK households now have one, with an estimated 200,000 wood burners continuing to be sold each year. As we enter into winter at the time of a cost of living crisis, some suppliers are reporting huge uplifts in the purchasing of … Read more

Climate change is a feminist issue

In some countries across the world, people have the privilege of not facing the climate crisis on a daily basis. For those living in England, for instance, we can fool ourselves into thinking climate change doesn’t directly affect us besides experiencing the occasional – but increasingly frequent – record-breaking high temperatures days each summer.  However, … Read more

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Mums for Lungs: campaigning for clean air for everyone

We believe that clean air is a human right, but sadly, we are not yet at the point where clean air is available for all.   Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects everyone, especially our children. Babies and children are extremely susceptible to the effects of air pollution as their bodies, and the organs within them, … Read more

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Finding a path to carbon net zero, with Catriona Brady from WorldGBC

As part of our recent report, 2020: Our Air in Review, we spoke to Catriona Brady, Director of Strategy and Development at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) to learn more about their work. The WorldGBC catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. They work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the … Read more

AirRated Shortlists at the Building Performance Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that AirRated has been named a finalist at CIBSE’s Building Performance Awards, having been shortlisted for the ‘Product or Innovation – Wellbeing’ award for our industry-leading certification, the AirScore. The Building Performance Awards, now in its 14th year, recognises people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.  … Read more

World on fire: looking back at the 2020 wildfires

2020 has been a challenging and unpredictable year for people all around the world. As well as being confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have experienced their worst wildfires in decades, if not in all of recorded history. These devastating fires are caused by a variety of factors, but there is one key thing … Read more