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Boston Properties Adopts Senseware IoT Platform for IAQ Monitoring

The nation’s largest publicly traded office landlord strikes an exclusive deal to improve IAQ monitoring in properties.

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Senseware has announced that Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) will be implementing Senseware’s solution for real-time indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring across BXP’s portfolio as a part of the company’s healthy building strategy. Senseware’s monitoring technology is the latest addition to BXP’s healthy building initiatives. BXP is the largest publicly traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States.

“As a leader in sustainable and healthy property development and operations, we are pleased to be adding real-time indoor air monitoring to our portfolio,” Doug Linde, President, BXP, says. “Our data-driven approach to operations, including IAQ management, will be informed by real-time, objective measurement to assure that our buildings are providing optimal conditions for our clients and employees.”

Exclusive Partnership Delivers Substantial IAQ Monitoring to Buildings

Since the beginning of COVID-19, the air quality within buildings has been placed under intense scrutiny from property owners and occupants alike. This falls under a greater initiative across the board of landlords improving the environmental quality of their buildings in hopes of bringing back tenants.

BXP selected Senseware’s IoT platform after a thorough request for proposal (RFP) process. Senseware’s modular hardware and software architecture has been tailored to BXP’s IAQ monitoring needs providing an adaptive and dynamic solution. Providing a customizable Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Senseware provides real-time assurance into areas impacted by ESG, including indoor air quality, energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, and HVAC digitization.

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With Senseware, BXP will add sensor data collection points in the building supply and return air ducts. Real-time air quality measurements from duct-mounted sensors, including carbon dioxide and fine particulate matter, will enable BXP to monitor the effectiveness of ventilation and filtration systems.

BXP has already been recognized for its leadership in healthy buildings and overall environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, including as a 2020 Best in Building Health awardee by The Center for Active Design. The addition of Senseware’s extensive environmental platform to its catalog of solutions further proves its commitment to providing some of the safest and healthiest environments for its occupants.

“The science is clear that better indoor air quality mitigates infectious disease transmission, improves cognitive performance, and contributes to the wellness of building occupants,” Ben Myers, Vice President, Sustainability, BXP, adds. “The added capability of real-time indoor air quality monitoring from Senseware is an extension of our commitment to the integration of healthy building best practices and technologies that support operational excellence.”

This article originally appeared on our sister site DesignWell365.com.