Posted by Janet Stroud — September 9, 2022 — To ensure that building owners, facilities managers (FMs) and environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals understand the health of their indoor spaces, Carrier is offering the Abound Healthy Air Starter Package. The limited-time offering provides a simple, quick and cost-effective way to monitor, visualize and react to the unseen components of indoor air quality (IAQ), helping support occupant wellness. A world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
This special offering is pre-packaged to be installed in a half a day and provides real-time monitoring of up to three different spaces, approximately 30,000 square feet. The Abound Healthy Air Starter Package is ideal for gaining actionable insights about the air quality in lobbies, small conference rooms, entrance areas and open offices in any type of building, and it can also be easily scaled to building portfolios of any size.
The starter package includes wireless, battery-operated IAQ sensors that measure six components of indoor air and environmental quality that are critical to occupant wellness — carbon dioxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, radon, temperature and humidity. The sensors connect directly to the cloud through cellular hubs, where all the IAQ data is pulled into the Abound interface. Since the sensors and hubs do not connect to a building’s management system, the Abound Starter Package ensures less network traffic and greater cybersecurity.
The Abound digital platform aggregates, analyzes and visualizes real-time and historical IAQ data and benchmarks it against the WELL Building Standard. Whenever any of the six components move outside of an acceptable range, building management is alerted and they can immediately address IAQ issues.
Yasir Qureshi, general manager of Digital Products and Abound, Carrier, stated:
Carrier developed the limited-time Abound Healthy Air Starter Package to quickly help universities, school campuses, entertainment venues and commercial real estate organizations with large building portfolios identify strategies that cost-effectively achieve a balance between building health and efficiency. IAQ continues to be of the utmost importance, as demonstrated in the COGfx scientific study, which found that cognitive function test scores doubled when study participants were in simulated green building environments with enhanced ventilation as opposed to conventional building environments.
In addition to the hardware and a one-year subscription to the Abound platform, the starter package includes two interactive, navigational floor plans, professional consulting, installation and onboarding provided by Carrier IAQ experts.
To learn more about the complete benefits of Abound’s open, scalable, digital platform that provides real-time IAQ, thermal comfort and energy usage insights, visit the Carrier website.
Russell Wilson partnership on Abound Ventures for healthy air
Carrier also announced a new partnership with NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson to help launch solutions critical to healthy and sustainable buildings and homes. As health and physical well-being are paramount to Wilson’s high-performance career as well as his role as a father of two, the Denver Broncos quarterback will partner with Carrier to introduce customers to differentiated offerings for healthy indoor air quality and sustainable solutions.
As co-founding partner of Abound Ventures, Wilson will focus on Carrier’s new Abound platform and its range of air purifiers. The Abound digital platform enables healthy IAQ and drives reduced carbon emissions from buildings, with a wide range of applications including commercial real estate, education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and sports and entertainment facilities. Carrier’s smart air purifier with HEPA filter includes an air quality monitor and offers a simple, cost-effective way to improve IAQ and create a healthier building, room by room, utilizing three different filtration technologies. Carrier’s air purifiers are said to be in demand for many applications, from homes to classrooms to coffee shops and dental offices.