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.

Deforestation

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

wood burning stove

The sinister truth about your stylish wood-burning stove

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.   Despite their comforting appeal, there is growing concern about the adverse impact they are having on public health. Campaigners and health experts alike are … 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

school hall

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

Healthy building

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

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Top 10 sustainable gift ideas for 2020

After a tough year, we are all looking to find the perfect gift for our friends and family. We’ve picked out 10 eco-conscious gifts that are perfect for loved ones wanting to make the world a greener place.  From plantable pencils to cork yoga mats, there really is a sustainable gift for everyone. For the … Read more