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.

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

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

Image with green background and text that reads 'debunking the top myths about air quality'

Shining a light on five common air quality myths

Poor air quality is an issue that affects everyone, with wildfires and severe allergy seasons seeming to worsen as each year passes.  While the topic of air quality – both indoor and outdoor – is being increasingly discussed, the volume of information can be overwhelming and lead to confusion about the facts. Lack of awareness around the … Read more

wood burning stove

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.   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