Air Action: enabling householders and building managers to trial air quality solutions
NIWA is developing monitoring-based platforms for evaluating air quality solutions for homes, smaller buildings and communities. Solutions may include assessment of HVAC technologies, changes in ventilation practice, switch-overs to low-emission heating and/or air filtration technologies.
Air Action projects are developed in partnership with key stakeholders, such as businesses, health service providers, places of education and local government. If you have an idea – please get in touch.
Our first Air Action pilot projects were launched in 2023. Find out more.
- Community Air Action South Invercargill (2023) – pilot trial of portable air cleaners in homes (coming soon)
- Clearing the Air (2023) – Assessing and improving ventilation behaviour in spaces used by Māori, Pasifika and vulnerable persons (coming soon)
A portable air cleaner and motion sensor, part of the technology under trial within Air Action.
Project leader Dr Ian Longley demonstrates a portable air cleaner to an Air Action volunteer. Photo credit: Rebekah Parsons-King / NIWA