Know Your Air
AntrumX™ is a patented Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring technology that provides your Building Management System and facilities personnel with the real-time data needed to ensure the healthiest air quality possible for your students and faculty—all while optimizing ventilation for increased energy savings.
Restart, Reunite with Antrum
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn the world’s attention to indoor air quality. Recent studies consistently rank indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. When it comes to schools, the EPA is explicit: “Good IAQ is an important component of a healthy indoor environment, and can help schools reach their primary goal of educating children.”
- Indoor pollutant levels may be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels—and occasionally more than 100 times higher. This is concerning because on average most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors.
- Nearly 1 in 13 school-age children has asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism due to chronic illness. There is substantial evidence that indoor environmental exposure to allergens plays a role in triggering asthma symptoms.
To ensure the best air quality for all of your occupants, you have to know what’s in your air.
A Study in Innovation
Engineers at Grand Valley State University developed the technology behind AntrumX for over a decade. In that time, it has monitored the IAQ of nearly 900 rooms and 600,000 square feet of educational space, creating demonstrably healthier learning environments for GVSU students and resulting in significant savings, both in energy usage and in installation/maintenance costs.
Graph 1. GVSU Cook-DeVos Health Sciences Building Energy Savings (implementation of 233 rooms, 5 stories, 2012-2017)
savings on installation costs
moving parts, minimizing maintenance
reduction in building energy usage