Journal

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 team@airrated.co if you have any questions or things you would like to see us write about next.

AirRated Office with good Indoor Air Quality

Exposing the silent killer: poor Indoor Air Quality.

As employees return to their offices, companies may unwittingly be increasing the risk of COVID-19 transmission by failing to make operational changes to improve indoor air quality. Better ventilation systems and improved air quality will play an important role in preventing airborne infection and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment. Companies looking to reoccupy … Read more

Ben Cross from General Projects who is a fan of retrofits

The triumph of retrofits in two minutes: with Ben Cross

Ben Cross is Development Associate at General Projects. He’s here to change our minds about existing building stock. With the construction industry responsible for 39% of global CO2 emissions, the time is right to retrofit. AirRated worked with General Projects to optimise HVAC design using our AirScore D&O certification at 242 Marylebone Road – an … Read more

millennials and gen-z on skateboards

Where do millennials want to live?

Millennials are a record-breaking generation Millennials have just usurped baby boomers to become the UK’s largest living generation, with a population of 14.26 million people aged between 26-41 years old. Successive Generation Z (zoomers) already make up around 19% of the UK’s population and 27% in the US. They’re the most racially and ethnically diverse … Read more

a tall healthy building under construction

How healthy buildings affect our wellbeing

“The connection between health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.” – Florence Nightingale What is a healthy building?A healthy building is one that supports the physical health and emotional wellbeing of its users. This is chiefly addressed by using non-hazardous materials and by designing-in features that improve … Read more

a photo of Mac Dressman, who pioneers vehicle to grid tech standing next to an electric bus

What’s an electric bus’s superpower? Mac Dressman explains vehicle-to-grid tech, and the $5 billion awarded to clean up America’s school buses

As part of our annual report 2021: Our Air in Review, we spoke to Mac Dressman, an associate on the Electric Buses for America campaign with grassroots nonprofit advocacy group PIRG. Mac writes about and advocates for sustainable transportation policy. He is currently based in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Champaign, Illinois and graduated from … Read more

the cover of our air quality report, showing a door opening to woodland

Talking all things air quality in our latest report

In 2020 we published our inaugural annual report, ‘Our Air in Review’. That first year, our aim was to bring to light the latest news, research and issues surrounding air quality in the UK. We wanted to provide a deep understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ) by highlighting the relationship between indoor and outdoor air … Read more

A first: air quality considered in construction

From 15th June 2022, a change to Building Regulations 2010 will come into effect. For the first time, air quality monitoring will be regulatory for the design and construction of non-domestic new builds in England. Specifically, the change means that CO2 will need to be continuously monitored. The aims are to: Ensure ventilation is appropriate … Read more

Sustainability Series: Aerende, the homeware brand with a conscience

With recent flash flooding and heatwaves causing destruction across the globe, it’s becoming increasingly clear that companies need to improve their commitment to sustainability.  That’s why we started our Sustainability Series, a collection of articles shining a light on individuals and brands that are leading the way to help the planet. They’re showing that through … Read more