(Singapore, January 12, 2021) In the midst of the current global pandemic when health and safety are growing concerns among tenants and employees, commercial customers are turning to uHoo to address the challenge of improving indoor air quality to reduce tenant complaints and attrition, improve productivity and well-being of employees, and simultaneously generate energy and maintenance savings.
Results reported from actual case studies of commercial buildings and offices from different countries like The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Japan to name a few, show how customers used uHoo to understand and address their indoor air quality issues which led to significant ROI as well as improvements in tenant relationships and indoor environmental quality.
uHoo is the world’s most comprehensive indoor air quality sensor that measures and monitors nine air quality factors to help create healthy homes and workplaces. It also provides you with data, alerts, insights, and recommendations so you can immediately address issues with your air quality and improve your indoor environment. In June 2020, uHoo launched the world’s first Virus Index, a patent-pending technology providing a real time view on the risk of the coronavirus surviving and being transmittable in the air based on a combination of indoor air factors.
“Indoor air quality is one of the primary responsibilities of building owners and managers and is an essential factor of health and safety,” notes Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng, uHoo CEO and co-Founder. “We want to help our commercial customers take control of the air quality issues they’re facing to provide a healthy and safe environment for their employees, tenants, and customers.”
From Unhappy to Satisfied Occupants
Occupant discomfort is usually one of the main reasons for attrition: if they don’t feel comfortable, healthy, and safe, they would not stay. Tenants of the Port of Rotterdam – Europe’s biggest port located in South Holland, Netherlands – have, for a long time, complained of various discomfort and health conditions brought about by poor air quality in the building to the point that they all wanted to terminate their rent contracts. With renewals due in less than a year, no air quality data to help them improve the control of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and after turning down a costly recommendation from a consultant to retrofit new systems in the building, the building officials turned to uHoo to help them with their issues.
With the air quality data from continuous monitoring with uHoo, some of the benefits reported were:
95% complaint reduction through proper HVAC control
High concentration levels of carbon dioxide was brought down to safe levels
100% of tenants renewed their contracts
US$150,000 savings from unnecessary building retrofits